Excelsa Scripta Rare Books

Book fairWelcome to Excelsa Scripta Rare Books. Please expect the highest quality of customer care. Contact is always welcome. Questions are always answered. Additional photos are available upon request. Books are carefully examined. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Any book in its original condition may be returned (prior notice required). Return shipping is free for description errors.

Excelsa Scripta Rare Books offers general antiquarian books with a growing specialty in early printed social thought. Such topics include women's history, black history, indigenous communities, genocide, poverty, disability, civil disobedience, civil rights and freedom of religion, of thought, of speech and of the press. I derive, and hope to share, inspiration from significant historical figures, ideas and contributions. I treasure books as gems, as works of sublime artistry and as testaments to history.

Eco-friendly packagings make use of recycled, biodegradable and renewable products to support sustainablility. Transition to corrugated boxes made of 100% post-consumer material is nearly complete. Packing supplies include biodegradable cello carton-sealing tape made with a renewable plant-based adhesive, bags with 100% recycled film and resealable closure, recycled tissue papers and shipping labels. Bubble wrap is made of partially recycled material.

Ellen Saito, bookseller

Ellen SaitoAs the proprietor of Excelsa Scripta Rare Books, I should explain that “excelsa scripta” is Latin for “sublime literature.” My previous career as an architect, with a Master of Arch from Columbia University, dovetails well with my current career as a bookseller. Architects are professional, discerning and interactive entrepreneurs with respect for history. Attentive to form and function, I enjoy books as objets d’art and as works of historical significance. Bookselling is my nirvana, the culmination of years of following my passions. My priorities are professionalism, truth in advertising, accountability and 5-star customer care.