An important update on our shop move

An important update on our shop move

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

"If wishes were fishes
we'd all cast nets..."

Or....we can't always get what we want.

How much the world has changed in the past three months.

While we see hopeful signs that we are beginning to climb out of the worst of the effects of the coronavirus, there is no doubt that it has had a devastating effect, both on many of us personally as well as on the world economy.

Therefore, this no longer seems to be the right time to open up a new shop.  As much as we were looking forward to re-locating our brick-and-mortar to the old railroad station, I have made what was one of my most difficult decisions ever. 

I'm now writing to let you know that for the foreseeable future, Swan's Fine Books will be an online-only bookseller.

However, we are not going away!  We will continue to work hard to get all of our inventory online, so keep visiting our web site.  Our telephone number remains unchanged, so you can continue to reach me at (925) 935-1190.  Both my and Jeff's emails are unchanged, you can continue to reach us at, or the general email box of

Thank you for having remained a customer and friend of Swan's Fine Books since we opened our doors in May of 2013.  We are still here to serve you, and look forward to hearing from you via telephone or email.