Welcome to Smythe Books!

We are Smythe Books. We have general stock in most fields with reading copies for the casual reader, as well as more expensive first editions and collector’s copies of rare and fine books. Explore our entire collection by clicking here or view our featured books by clicking here. We are always in the market to expand our fine collection by purchasing your antique or unique literary works. Click here to let us know what you have to sell or just drop us a note. Thank you for visiting SmytheBooks.com.

About Us

Smythe Books was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1998 by Jim Strawn. We are a full service antiquarian book dealer in Atlanta, Georgia. We have general stock in most fields, as well as more expensive first editions and collector’s copies of rare and fine books. For your convenience, our inventory is available for browsing by clicking here or you can visit us by appointment.

Smythe Books specializes in rare and first editions. Of particular strength is its rare collection of first edition works by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers and others in that famous British tradition of both classic fiction and Christian apologetics. In addition Smythe Books offers a wide selection of contemporary fiction in a number of genres, as well as good representation across the spectrum of nonfiction, especially Americana, World History, Religion and Children.

We offer our expertise to Estate Sale Managers in the evaluation and pricing stage.