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

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.

Canongate Publish Rick’s New Novel – A Long Island Story on 5th July 2018

Rick Gekoski’s follow up to his critically acclaimed debut, Darke, is a novel about 1950s America, a marriage in crisis, and a family falling apart at the seams.

It is 1953, a heat wave is sweeping across America and the Grossmans – Ben, Addie and their two children –are moving their lives from the political heart of Washington DC to suburban Long Island. Benny was a successful lawyer in the Department of Justice, but all that has come tumbling down. With the McCarthy era of paranoia, persecution and propaganda at its height, his past has come back to haunt him, forcing him to pack up his family and leave the capital behind...

News & Highlights

Mozley, Gekoski and Myers shortlisted for SoA awards | The Bookseller

The Bookseller, June 13, 2018 by Heloise Wood: The McKitterick Prize shortlist, awarded to a first novel by a writer over 40, saw judges Frances Fyfield, Aamer Hussein and Abir Mukherjee select mostly authors from independent publishers featuring inner worlds filled with loss, hope and…

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