A collection of rare books pertaining to the African American experience in America including a signed first edition, first printing of Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes, a first edition, first printing of Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, and a first edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass.
The specific rare books listed here are constantly changing as we sell and acquire new material, so please check back often and contact us if you’re interested in a title you do not currently see on this page.
About This Collection
First editions, autograph manuscripts, signed volumes, and other rare books. Classic works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including British and American literature and Works by Women and African American authors.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.