The 59th New York International Book Fair is March 7-10, 2019.

Please visit in Booth D-31. Details.

The Recent Catalogues page on our website offers three excellent, profusely illustrated and exhaustively described Lists:

~ Enjoy the harvest! ~

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 thirty years' experience working with rare books and manuscripts. Mr. Laird earned his Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. He has taught graduate level courses on Rare Books and Special Collections Librarianship at New York University (SCPS), Palmer School of Library and Information Science, and the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information). Michael Laird is a Certified member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and is USPAP Compliant through September 2019. He is the principal appraiser of rare books, manuscripts, archives, 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. His lecture at the Grolier Club entitled "Things He Saved from the Fire: The Curious Case of Nicholas Spierinck, Early Cambridge Bookbinder" is online and can be viewed here:

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