Welcome to Motte & Bailey


Regular hours:

Open Mon - Sat

10 a.m. til 7 p.m.


Gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer are available


We are a used and rare bookshop in Ann Arbor Michigan, with both more common and antiquarian books.  We have 12,500 books in all subjects, with nearly 2,000 catalogued on our site in over 50 catalogs.

We focus on Ancient & Medieval history, Science fiction & Fantasy, Books About Books, and Military history.

We also have very good sections of Children's picture books, Architecture, History of Science, World history, Transportation history, and antiquarian books, including illustrated volumes and history.

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.

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