We invite you to browse through a small sample of our inventory, which we feel is characterized by superlative condition and imaginative selection. We continue to be enchanted by the world of books in its broadest possible sense; it is our goal to bring this same feeling of joyful discovery to our clients worldwide.



Michael Laird is the sole proprietor of Michael Laird Rare Books. He has over twenty years' experience in the antiquarian book trade, notably at Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York) and Ursus Rare Books (New York). Mr. Laird earned his Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. He has taught courses on Rare Books and Special Collections at New York University (SCPS), Long Island University (Palmer School of Library and Information Science), and the University of Texas at Austin (Graduate School of Information). Michael Laird is the principal appraiser of rare books and documents for Winston Art Group (New York) and  Gurr Johns Inc. (New York), the largest art appraisal companies in the United States. He is an active member in the Grolier Club, and has published a number of scholarly articles and reviews.

Michael Laird has been awarded two major fellowships by the Bibliographical Society of London, most recently in 2016 for his research on Nicholas Spierinck, early Cambridge bookbinder.

Michael Laird is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and the Appraisers Association of America.

Michael Laird Rare Books LLC  ❦  PO Box 299  ❦  Lockhart, TX 78644  ❦  917-747-5953