David Johnson established Pryor-Johnson Rare Books, ABAA in 2013 after decades of book-collecting and book-selling.

Strengths include signed modern firsts, photography, books about books, fine press and Beat literature.
In addition to modern books, about half the shop is antiquarian (1500-1900) books:
literature, history, philosophy, natural history and exploration are particular concentrations.

In 2017, we moved from the Upper East Side to the NoMad (as we are to call it now):
1123 Broadway (at 25th St.), Suite 517

We sell our books on AbeBooks.

We’re proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.

You're very welcome to contact us with enquiries, to make an appointment or to join our mailing list.


David Johnson

David started Pryor-Johnson in 2013 after many years of collecting on two coasts and two continents. His particular interest is British books on gardening published before 1800. David lives in New York with Barbara Pryor Esq., who's graciously lent her name to the book-shop. David became a member of ABAA in 2019.

Jonah Rosenberg

Jonah began working at Pryor-Johnson in 2015 after completing his doctorate at the University of Oxford (St. John’s College). His particular interests are classical texts, especially Greek, and cookery books.

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Our logo — our mascot, if you will — is drawn from Truman Capote’s cookie-jar, which lives at our bookshop.