Whitmore Rare Books runs a traditional retail shop in 'Old Town' Pasadena. We welcome our friends and colleagues to come visit us when in the Los Angeles area. 


Whitmore Rare Books is open to clients by appointment only, which can be booked online or by phone.

We request that shopping appointments be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance for the health of clients and staff, to ensure that we can provide a pleasant and sanitary space.   

Masks are required for entry and must be worn at all times.  We ask that all clients sanitize their hands (or wear provided gloves) at entry, and maintain a distance of 6’ or more when working with team members on their collections.


We also offer curbside pickup.

In compliance with state and local mandates, we require that payment be processed in advance by phone or web, and curbside pickup be scheduled for a specific window.  

At your pickup time, please pull up to a loading zone on Union St. or Arroyo Parkway, release your trunk latch, and remain in your vehicle with face covering in place.  Government mandates prevent us from placing anything into the main cabin of the vehicle.

Call into the shop to confirm your parking location and order, and a staff member will provide no-contact delivery to your car.


We look forward to continuing to serve your collecting needs and appreciate your patience!


(626) 714-7720



121 E. Union St.
Pasadena, Ca 91103