HERE'S TO 2023!

We here at MPB wish you, one and all, a healthy, happy and altogether fulfilling New Year.  In this ongoing tumultuous time of Covid and its various manifestations, we continue to take the necessary precautions to keep all our visitors and customers safe and comfortable during their time here.

Our stock continues to be replenished and, as ever, we hope that as you browse our newly rejuvenated website you'll be able to find -- with ease and speed -- all you may be looking for, and even items you've had no idea we have among our treasures.

Cool stuff

Wednesday June 4, 2014

Fascinating what people say on their deathbeds. The following are true quotes, actually documented by witnesses:

Oscar Wilde: "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

Lord Byron: "Now I shall go to sleep. Good night."

Eugene O'Neill: "Born in a hotel room -- and God damn it -- died in a hotel room."

Emily Dickinson: "The fog is rising."

Edgar Allen Poe: "Lord, help my...

News for Tuesday 06.03.14

Tuesday June 3, 2014

First a bit of explanation and a bid for your kind patience. This new site of ours obviously requires hours and hours (if not days and weeks) of adding and refining new titles, current titles, photos, descriptions, etc., and of course nothing is ever fast enough for us. Please, PLEASE bear with us. We’re trying. We’re trying hard. And we’ll...

The New

Sunday June 1, 2014

Welcome to the new enlarged and enlivened website of Mystery Pier (called “One of the Most Important First Edition Bookshops in the United States”). We hope and trust that you’ll find the site easily navigable as well as informative, educational and, most importantly, enjoyable.

Since the shop’s opening in 1998 (a nice long time now), we’ve had the great good fortune...