About Us


Almost 80,000 Volumes: With hard to find titles shelved within an impressive architectural space, Dunaway Books will oblige the antiquarian and indulge the book lover. There is even more to our expansive outlay than at first meets the eye: after investigating the ground floor and touring the eyrie of the mezzanine, don't forget to wind your way down and through our labyrinthine lower level.


Departments: Browse an extensive collection of major subjects such as Americana, Foreign History, Military History, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, Philosophy, Religion, Humanities, Natural History, Science and Art. We have many specialty areas also; subjects like Books About Books, Local History, Modern Firsts, Numismatics, Metaphysics, Espionage, and Mycology, for example, are tucked in between and around larger groups. For a little leavening and escapism, there are Humor, SF/Fantasy, Mystery, Western, Craft, and Children's Books sections interspersed throughout the store. The front window and counter areas contain our Sets and Collected Works, as well as some of the rarer, more antiquarian volumes. To see a complete map of the store illustrating all of these departments listed and more, click HERE.



Mondays We are Closed, available by appointment

Tuesday - Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: Noon - 5 PM  (and sometimes later)


Best Used Book Store: Hand picked by The Riverfront Times as the Best Used Book Store in St. Louis, Dunaway Books has been recognized as a bookshop of superior quality. Our diversity of selection and our fair prices make it a difficult place to visit without finding at least one thing to bring home and devour. Upon entering, you can expect both a delightful array of subject matter and an erudite staff to help you navigate your journey through the stacks. Come see what's new on the shelves today!