Welcome to Hollander Books
As of November 2019 we have relocated to Downtown Los Angeles from San Francisco. Our stock is in chaos for now, so please bear with us if we cannot easily locate the items that are listed. This move is a big project. About a third of our stock is now sorted out and accessible, however, due to the global pandemic and uncertainty around it the shop will not be open to the public for a while longer.
Please keep checking in on our bookseller's blog. We recently took on the responsibility for distributing back issues for Western States Jewish History. The most recent issues are features one of our latest posts. There is a link there to find the full list of 187 issues currently available.
Another recent post features some interesting items illustrating Jewish life in Northern California. I put a great deal of effort into a bibliographical article on the Yiddish publisher Der Kval (based on earlier work by David Mazower) in several parts. I am gratified to see that it has attracted a great deal of interest. The most frequently viewed post remains our piece on the publishing details of the famous Chaim Grade short story,"My quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner," Our offering of Jewish community histories from Arcadia Publications has been updated.
The J - Formerly, The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California published a cover article on our business last summer. Another article from the J but from long ago is still fun. While searching out the URLs for those links I found an article from the San Francisco Business Times that quotes me foaming at the mouth about some of the big players in online bookselling. Plenty amusing.
Our Brill list is mostly still available. The current stock can be found at Brill Academic Publishers. Click on the book titles for full information.