Secondhand Books

Boswell is please to offer a selection of gently used books. While our secondhand inventory is not listed online, you can always call the store and ask a bookseller if we have a used copy of any title. Understand, popular titles often come and go quickly.

Interested in selling your gently used books to Boswell for store credit? Visit our Secondhand Book Buying Guidelines page right here for more information.

While we are by no means antiquarian book specialists, every now and then an interesting and sometimes rare book makes its way into the shop. Here are a few of our special items. To purchase, please call the store at (414) 332-1181. Understand that while we update this list as often as possible, items listed may by out of stock.


Republican Wives: A Novella

by Jim Harrison


This special edition of Harrison's novella is 1/1000 printed. It was issued without a dust jacket in advance of Harrison's collection of fiction titled The Summer He Didn't Die. A smaller, unspecified number of these were issued with Harrison's signature on a tipped-in page - this is one of those signed copies.



The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street: A Novel

by Helen Hanff


A First Edition, First Printing of Hanff's memoir chronicling her travel to England, where she meets the cherished friends from her book 84, Charing Cross Road.





Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

by Christopher Moore


Autographed on full title page. First Edition, First Printing. Moore's hilarious yet heartwarming novel that tells the unknown story of the life of the Son of God from the perspective of his childhood chum.




The Flight of the Falcon: A Novel

by Daphne Du Maurier


A Book Club Edition published in 1965. Another mystery by the author of the noir classic Rebecca - perfect for fans of classic mysteries.





Eye of the Needle: A Novel

by Ken Follett


A Book Club Edition published in 1978. This was Follett's breakout novel, his first bestseller, a spy story set during WWII. Author of The Pillars of the Earth books.





Cream City Chronicles: Stories of Milwaukee's Past

by John Gurda


Hardcover edition, 2006. Out of Print. John Gurda's beloved collection of lively stories about the people, the events, the landmarks, and the institutions that have made Milwaukee a unique American community. 





What Is the What

by Dave Eggers


Hardcover edition, 2006. Autographed on full title page. Out of Print. Fair(ish) condition. In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States.