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About Kuenzig Books

Kuenzig Books deals with rare and/or interesting items in many fields with a focus on 19th and 20th century Science, Technology, and Engineering. We are particularly interested in the History of Computing, and the speed with which the technological innovations of the 20th century have impacted the way we live. You'll discover some depth in Physics, Mathematics, Nobel Prize authors, Medicine, Scientific Instruments, and Chemistry.

We continue to deal in scientific artifacts (microscopes, philosophical apparatus, early motors, early computers, calculators, slide rules, etc) and you'll find them mixed in with our books at tradeshows. Please inquire if you are interested in artifacts as they are not listed on our website.

We also buy and sell ephemera, photography, manuscript material, diaries and letter archives, and business archives in any field. If it tells a strong story, we're interested.

Our History

Kuenzig Books was founded in 1996 by John Kuenzig who received his Computer Science and Electrical Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Kuenzig has a patent in speech recognition, was a co-founder of Hammer Technology (which built test equipment for the telecommunications industry), and enjoys hiking, tinkering with well made mechanical devices, and science fiction movies. And of course, Mr. Kuenzig enjoys the thrill of the hunt for great books, paper, and technical artifacts and placing them in the right home be it private or institutional.

Our Services

We do not have an open shop but visitors are welcome by appointment. We are located 40 minutes north of Boston. We do exhibit at book fairs in the Northeast and you can see some of our offerings in those venues.

Call us to discuss the services we can provide for you - from buying, selling, consignment, or collection development. We have placed quality material with multiple institutions and major private collections. We welcome wantlists.

Professional Memberships

Kuenzig Books is a member of The Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America (ABAA), the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers (SNEAB), IOBA, and other professional trade organizations.

In the News

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