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Miyamoto Musashi and whale off coast of Higo

Miyamoto Musashi wa Higo no dan ne shite... by Yoshiiku Utagawa, 1847-1850

Welcome to the online home of Harpoon Books -- Nantucket Island's only used bookstore. Our online inventory includes new, used and out-of-print books on a variety of topics, but we specialize in books on Asia and those that reflect the rich history and nautical traditions of Nantucket. If you are on Nantucket, we can arrange to deliver any order to your local address. If you have any questions, please call 508 228 9924 or email us at info@harpoonbooks.com.  

If after you search or browse through our online inventory you cannot find what you want, fill out our search form. We will search our substantial off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services to find the book you seek. There is no extra charge for this service.

Nantucket Visitors and Residents

There are no shipping or handling charges for books destined to a Nantucket address.

We buy books.

We are always looking to buy ephemera and books on Asian topics, whaling, Pacific trade in the 18th and 19th centuries and items about Nantucket and its history. We can either purchase your items, or if you prefer, we can take them on consignment. Please call us at 774 768 3591 or contact us at sales@harpoonbooks.com.

Recent Additions
Selvedge Magazine, MAR/APR 2015, Issue 63 The Pattern Issue
19.95 USD

Selvedge Magazine, SEP/OCT 2014, Issue 60 The Knit Issue
19.95 USD

Selvedge Magazine, MAY/JUN 2014, Issue 58 The Blue and White Issue
19.95 USD

Selvedge Magazine, MAR/APR 2014, Issue 57 The Meteorological Issue
19.95 USD

Selvedge Magazine, JAN/FEB 2014, Issue 56 The Hollywood Issue
14.95 USD

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