Who we are
Established in 1982, R. A. Gekoski Booksellers is one of the world’s leading specialist dealers in modern English, Irish and American literature.
We specialise in first editions, association copies, manuscripts and archives, and artworks with literary associations. We are particularly interested in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Irish literature (Yeats and Wilde); twentieth century modernism (Conrad, Pound, Joyce, Eliot, Beckett)...
Our services include valuations, auction commissions, as well as institutional placement of significant archives.
We specialise in the placement of writer’s and publisher’s archives with our institutional clients.
We are members of ABA and ILAB and exhibit at the New York and London International Antiquarian Bookfairs. Dates and how to find us will be posted here closer to the time.
News & Highlights
Best fiction of 2017: From bestselling masters to exciting new voices, James Marriott selected Darke as one the novels that stood out in 2017. Darke by Rick Gekoski James Darke is a retired English teacher. He hates everything apart from Dickens (the sea is “so bloody…
Rick reads from Darke, and discusses it with Declan Kiely, Director of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library. They were introduced by the book's publisher Jamie Byng.
Canongate is to publish the second novel from rare book dealer and former Man Booker judge Rick Gekoski simultaneously in the UK, US and Canada. Editor Jo Dingley acquired world rights including audio to A Long Island Story from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge and…
We acted as agents for the April 2017 acquisition of Peter O'Toole's personal archive by the University of Texas. The personal archive of Peter O’Toole,…
We acted as agents for the sale of Dame Joan's papers to the British Library. Joan Bakewell is one of the most important cultural figures…