Excelsa Scripta Rare Books

Book fairWelcome to Excelsa Scripta Rare Books, where the highest quality of customer care may be expected. Contact is welcome, and questions are answered as soon as possible. Additional photos are available. Books are carefully examined, so that 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 reaches back through history with a specialty in social thought. Such topics include women's history, black history, indigenous people, poverty, disability, racism, genocide, civil disobedience, civil rights and freedoms. I derive, and hope to share, inspiration from historical figures, ideas and contributions. I treasure books as gems, as works of sublime artistry and as testaments to history.

Eco-friendly packaging makes use of recycled, biodegradable and renewable products to support sustainablility. Transition to corrugated boxes made of 100% post-consumer material is ongoing. 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 recycled shipping labels. Bubble wrap is made of partially recycled material.

Ellen Saito, bookseller

Ellen SaitoAs the proprietor of Excelsa Scripta Rare Books, I have chosen “excelsa scripta” as it is Latin for “sublime writing.” My career as an architect, with a Master of Arch from Columbia University, dovetails well with my 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.