About our Store

Our Business

Tiber Books is an internet-only bookshop located in Baltimore, Maryland, an area with numerous colleges, universities, and other high-quality book sources in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We therefore have access to wonderful resources for scholarly and technical subject matter, as well as historical material, which we're able to pass on to you.

We have been offering our inventory over the internet, on a variety of venues, for nearly 20 years now. Our emphasis in online bookselling is on

  • Fairly priced books
  • Accurate, conscientious descriptions of book condition
  • Extensive cross-referencing of each book’s subject matter, to aid in inventory searches
  • Careful packing so that your book arrives in the same condition in which we ship it out to you


We’ve provided books to many thousands of customers over the years. Our books are listed on several online book sites that offer the inventories of many other booksellers at the same time. Our own website offers several advantages:


  • Detailed keyword searching and category browsing to find more books in your subject matter
  • Better pricing
  • More shipping options
  • Direct communication to accommodate any special needs


Our History

As owners and operators of Tiber Books, we have enjoyed over 30 years of cumulative experience in the used book trade, originally as a walk-in bookshop located in Ellicott City, Maryland. The Tiber name derives from that original shop, situated over a small stream, Tiber Creek, which ran beneath the shop and provided a marvelous ambiance for us as well as our customers. The original store was known as Tiber Creek Bookshop; the name was shortened when we relocated to Baltimore, where we operated for nearly a decade from a storefront near Johns Hopkins University.

Since then, we have chosen to close our Baltimore walk-in store in order to offer our books exclusively online. While we sorely miss our walk-in customers, we are now able to offer our books to customers who would otherwise never have been able to find them. Because our inventory contains thousands of unusual, scholarly titles, these books have now been able to find a home ... which is, when all is said and done, our goal.


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