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Set deep in the woods of Central New York,

RICK GRUNDER – BOOKS is located an hour's drive from both Palmyra, New York, and Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, places where Mormonism began.  In a setting such as this, amazing things can happen.


As the first Chairman of the Brigham Young University Library Bibliographic Department until 1981, then an antiquarian bookseller for forty-three years, I have worked full-time as a specialist in this field for nearly half a century, selling upwards of forty million dollars' worth of rare books, manuscripts, artifacts, pamphlets, newspapers, documents and other ephemera.

I have issued more than a hundred detailed catalogs of rare material, plus the five-volume historical reference work, Mormon Parallels: A Bibliographic Source (2008; 2014; 2018).

View from the office of Rick Grunder Books.
Gargoyle in the woods of Lafayette, New York.


Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Ephemera Society of America

John Whitmer Historical Association

Mormon History Association

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