About Us

Hardy Books is a rare and out-of-print book and ephemera seller located in Nevada City, California, in the heart of the California Northern Mines Gold Country. 

We specialize in Western Americana, "All Things Californian" (California History, Photographers, Poets, Authors, Law & Order, San Francisco, Yosemite, Monterey Peninsula, and so forth), Western Fine Press, Books to Film, Signed Books and Books On Books, as well as original Posters, Movie Memorabilia and the odd item of special interest or value.  We list only a small part of our inventory on line, so please contact us if you are looking for a particular item.

Our Book Room in Nevada City, California is open by appointment only. Please call well ahead to 530 470 9090 if you plan to visit the Gold Country and would like to schedule an appointment at a mutually convenient date and time.

Hardy Books produced the GOLD RUSH BOOK FAIR of sainted memory. After several years, we turned it over to The Friends of The Nevada County Libraries. The Friends operated it for a few years and then decided to retire it. 

We maintain an eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Hardy-Books where we offer interesting material at attractive prices.


We are always buying collectible books in our specialties, from single  volumes to libraries.  If you have such books that you wish to sell, please call us at (530) 470-9090, or email us at books@hardybooks.com .



Hardy Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and follows the IOBA Code of Ethics.