About Us

The Colebrook Book Barn was established in 1955 at its present location in Colebrook, Connecticut in the northwestern corner of the state, about 3 miles from the Massachusetts border. We are approximately one hour from Hartford, an hour and a half from New Haven, an hour from Waterbury and 30 minutes from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and the Berkshires, and 2 ½ hours from both New York City and Boston.

Our Book Barn, built in the early 1800′s, still has its original beams and wide floor-boards, and large sliding door in the front. We have a general stock of approximately 15,000 volumes with most subjects represented. We also have a large selection of scarce and rare books which may be seen on request. These books include Fine Bindings, Americana, First Editions, Early American Printing, Maps and Atlases, pamphlets and broadsides, and an occasional print or original work of art. We exhibit at 25 shows a year, including Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, St. Petersburg, FL, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles and others.

Because the Book Barn is not heated we are by necessity closed in the winter, usually from mid November to mid March, however if we are available we do allow browsing in the winter months by appointment only. In the summer we are open by chance or appointment, it’s best to call ahead.

We are always interested in buying large or small collections of good books, including rare or unusual items on any subject, and also maps, posters, pamphlets and ephemera.

We are members of The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA); The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB); The Ephemera Society of America; and we are listed in The Connecticut Antiquarian Booksellers’ Directory.