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Tannery Books started as a combined bricks-and-mortar and online shop in a small town in North Carolina, opening March 11, 2011. We specialize in genealogy, Quakers, and American history, plus general antique and rare books (with occasional splashes of science fiction and pop culture). The storefront closed in late 2013, but you can browse by clicking Categories at the top of this page. Tannery Books also has booths and pop-up shops at various antiquarian book fairs and genealogy conferences. 

There's always a huge backlog of boxes in the back room, so if you can't find a book, just ask. With several online venues, in the rare case a book is sold out, the order will be canceled and money promptly refunded. Don't forget to sign up for e-mails at the top of the home page to hear about new arrivals. 

Notes from customers:

"I have a book addiction. If you’re fortunate to have one of those (highly recommend) go check out Beth Saunders' book store Tannery Books. She’s great and very helpful." – Brandon D., N.C. (Feb. 2020)

"Great present for my [college] grad partner. Arrived in only FOUR days!" – Richard K., New Jersey (eBay, Nov. 2019)

"Beautiful book, fast shipping, great seller. Would buy from again." – Stuart H., New Jersey (eBay, Aug. 2019)

"Great item, service and seller, 5 Stars" – Dave W., Australia (eBay, July 2019)

"Book was described well and wrapped very well to ensure it arrived safe." – Dee S., Kansas (eBay, June 2019)

"Alles OK." – Algirdas B., Lithuania (eBay, April 2019)

"Very nice price, super-fast delivery, excellent and secure packaging. Very happy customer here!" – Tom S., Arkansas (Amazon, Feb. 2019)

"Tannery Books has a wonderfully eclectic selection that is always being updated. I've bought several books there and it's always delight to drop in and see what's on the shelves!" – Chris J., N.C. (Feb. 2019)

"Wondermous!!" – Morris A., Alabama (eBay, Aug. 2018)

"So excited to get this book, a piece of my childhood!!" – Paula A., Georgia (eBay, May 2017)

"Signed book by my former professor is a fantastic find! Great transaction!!" – Peggy J., N.C. (eBay, Feb. 2017)


Owner and bookseller Beth Saunders is also a genealogist, photo preservation consultant, and writer/copyeditor. She works part-time in a college archives, helping researchers with Quaker genealogy and helping to preserve historical documents.