About Us

Almost 80,000 Volumes: With hard to find titles shelved within an impressive architectural space, Dunaway Books will oblige the antiquarian and indulge the book lover. There is even more to our expansive store than first meets the eye: after investigating the ground floor and touring the eyrie of the mezzanine, don't forget to wind your way down and through our labyrinthine lower level.

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Sections: Browse an extensive collection of major subjects such as History, Biography, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, Science, and Art. We also have many specialty areas; subjects like Local History, Books About Books, and Mythology & Folklore, for example, are tucked in between and around larger groups. For a little leavening and escapism, there are Humor, SF/Fantasy, Mystery, Crafts, and Children's Books sections interspersed throughout the store. The display cases contain our collectible, rare, and antiquarian works.


Monday: Closed,

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Best Used Book Store: Hand-picked by The Riverfront Times as the Best Used Book Store in St. Louis, Dunaway Books has been recognized as a bookshop of superior quality. Our diversity of selection and our fair prices make it difficult to visit without finding at least one thing to bring home and devour. Upon entering, you can expect both a delightful array of subject matter and an erudite staff to help you navigate your journey through the stacks. Come see what's on our shelves today!