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Old Algonquin Books


author John Dunning 


 Old Algonquin Books, selling used and antiquarian books,  was named after the Algonquin Hotel in NYC where authors and wits gathered in the 1920s.  The bookstore was opened in east Denver in 1984.  After ten fun years the shop was closed and it became an internet and mail order business.  The owners, John and Helen, are still active in the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association.  Read more


To look for books in stock, enter author, title, or a topic in the search box on the right. For more detailed book searches, including by subject, publisher, keywords, etc., click "Search" at the top of this page.   We accept payment on orders by check or money order: or by credit card  through PayPal.  Most of our books are also for sale at Biblio.com.  

All orders are sent within two business days with free shipping by USPS media mail (extra for priority mail).   Dust jackets are protected with mylar covers.  Take a 10% discount on any order of three or more books.

A few titles from our stock:

Photo of John Dunning, taken by Katie Dunning CLICK HERE for John's biography, a list of his published books, and publishing contacts.

Five John Dunning mysteries feature bookman Cliff Janeway. His other books include Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime, a mystery about radio in 1942, On the Air, an encyclopedia of old-time radio, a novel about Denver in the 1920s, and three other earlier mysteries. We only carry a few of John's books, but you should be able to find many of them in your favorite new or used book store in either hardback, paperback, audio, or electronic format.

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