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About Smythe Books, LLC

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.

Proud Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA)  


FEATURED COLLECTIONS at Smythe Books Events Contact Us

We have brought together our most treasured books and manuscripts for your browsing on the "Featured Collections" page. See unique first editions or unpublished works by some of the most famous authors in recent history.
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You are invited to attend the annual Georgia Book and Paper Fair on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, Decatur GA
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Do you have questions about the web site or our collection? Just click here to find out how to reach Smythe Books.
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