Rare Aviation Books is a specialty bookshop located in Sydney Australia, with a large stock of books, manuscripts, magazines, ephemera, and realia relating to the history of flight. The business was founded in 2014 by Professor Marshall Silver, a geotechnical engineer with a lifelong passion for the history of aeronautics. We take some pride in both the rarity and condition of our books and other collectible items.
We are the only antiquarian booksellers in the world with an exclusive focus on aviation, and are well positioned to assist in collection development. Despite the specialised nature of the business, our stock encompasses a diverse range of materials, from children's books and adventure stories through to technical manuals and engineering resources.
Our shopfront is located in the heart of Sydney at Argyle Place in the historical Rocks district, within easy walking distance of Circular Quay and Wynyard train stations. All visitors are welcome, but we do ask you to ring ahead to ensure the business is attended.
We have several thousand volumes stored offsite in Sydney, and are happy to arrange for inspection of these books prior to purchase. Fresh material is regularly added to our website.
Given the international scope of aviation history, we are proud to stock books in a wide range of languages including French, German, and Italian. Our bookstore manager, Ms. Clotilde Lancereau, is a native French speaker and can actively assist with the acquisition of rare French language books and manuscripts.
Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we are pleased to announce recent membership in the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers