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 chance or by appointment, which can be booked online or by phone. 

Specialists are typically onsite from Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00.

To consult with a specialist, we recommend booking appointments 24 hours in advance, so that we can ensure personal attention and a pleasant space in which to collaborate on your collection. Please let us know if there are specific books you would like to view, or particular areas of interest, and we'll be happy in advance of your arrival to pull a curated selection for your review.  


Per City of Pasadena and LA County mandates, masks are required for entry regardless of vaccination status. We request that visitors maintain a respectful distance when working with team members on their collections. 


We continue to vet books for purchase remotely. If you are interested in selling books to us, please follow the instructions at the link below, and we will book an appointment with you if we are prepared to make an offer:


We are excited to serve your collecting needs and look forward to working with you!




Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:00

(626) 714-7720



121 E. Union St.
Pasadena, Ca 91103