Welcome to Motte & Bailey

We are a used and rare bookshop in Ann Arbor Michigan, with both more common and antiquarian books.  We focus on American and European history, Books About Books, children's books, and scholarly titles. We have 10,000 books in all subjects, with over 2,400 catalogued on our site in over 50 catalogs. New arrivals are always listed here before we post them to the internet bookselling sites.

We are one of the few remaining booksellers in our area who perform appraisals for estate, donation, or insurance purposes. See links to to your left for more information.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if are looking for a hard to find book. If you prefer to call, our phone number is 734.669.0451. Our hours are Mon -Sat 10-7 p.m., closed Sundays. However, you may call for an appointment.

Christmas & New Years Hours:

Mon. 24 Dec 10-4,  Closed Christmas Day, normal hours Weds.

Mon. 31 Dec 10-5, Closed New Years Day, normal hours Weds.


I heard his library burned down and that both books were destroyed-and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet.

John Dawkins