Raven Used Books of Boston and Cambridge has picked up an enormous amount of books this summer. Yesterday we purchased a philosophy collection of about 1500 titles and 3 days earlier a 2000 book collection of modern firsts (primarily first edition hard cover fiction and poetry). Since Jan., 2012, we have purchased 140,000 books and have sold over 81,000 thus far. Usually we purchase that many in one full year but the quality of collections that we are being offered are much more numerous in previous years. It is probably due to the fact that other bookstores are not buying books aggressively and/or the reality that after opening up the Boston shop 2 years ago, we are buying much of the Boston market besides the cambridge one. In any case, if you are looking for certain kinds of specialized collections, feel free to contact us via this site or the stores.