Excelsa Scripta Rare Books

Welcome to Excelsa Scripta Rare Books. Please expect the highest quality of customer care. Your contact is always welcome. Any questions will be answered as soon as possible. Additional photos are available. All 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 offers a fine selection of rare books. The focus is on first editions, signed books, beautiful sets and illustrated books. You will find fine bindings, limited editions and first thus books. Rare books make thoughtful gifts, so there is a wide range of books for young readers, scholars of various specialties, hobbyists and careerists. If you have a specific book or type of book in mind, please "Leave a Want" at the link below, so that I may do my best to provide you with the book you seek or a recommended book as soon as possible. This service is provided for customers free of charge. You are under no obligation to buy.

Excelsa Scripta Rare Books is an eco-friendly online bookstore specializing in social justice as a font of insiration and will reach back over the centuries. Subjects include Women's History, Black History and Social Justice, which addresses issues such as civil disobedience, poverty, disability, Native Americans, racism and genocide. My goal is to inspire people to remember the great historical figures who uplifted us all when they fought for the underrepresented. The fight for social and economic equality in a more civilized, safe and free world will never be over. So, 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 in an ongoing effort to support sustainablility. Transition to corrugated boxes made of 100% post-consumer and post-industrial waste is in progress. 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 to maintain strength.

Ellen Saito, bookseller

I am the proprietor of Excelsa Scripta Rare Books, where “excelsa scripta” 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 lovely objets d’art and as literary art 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. For recent activities, please refer to my June 26, 2018 guest blog at blog.tavbooks.com. Thank you.