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Broome County Istitutions provide jobs in Indiana seemingly ignoring Binghamton Company and local workers

Robinson Street Books in its current and past incarnations has provided clean up services for major book sales and institutions in Manhattan, Westchester County and elsewhere, saving hundreds of thousands of books over the last 25 years.While we don't charge the Peace Corp in Africa  to send books there we do provide funds to soup kitchens and have been doing so for 25 years.  Like Better World Books we are a profit making company,unlike Better World Books we employ local Binghamtoni workers, buy locally, Bank Locally, A woman owned business, without Venture Capital investment.  We  decided after hearing of a large local institution's book sale that we would offer our services. iWhen we found that the books were headed to Indiana to support workers there we found it somewhat disturbing.  Locally owned and locally staffed it seemed a win-win for Robinson Street Books and the local community,  We have purchased books locally  from estates, collectors and clean outs.we sell books Worldwide,the revenue comes into a local bank  goes into local paychecks,local taxes,we buy locally and live locally. We support Binghamton  others seem they'd rather support folks in Indiana

So why the heck are books heading to Indiana to an Indiana Company to employ Indiana workers.?

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With the acquisition of the Provine collection in 2013 we became the repository of the largest history of science collection in private hands

With 100k offprints from the 1880's to approx 1890's our collection contains many of the highlights in Cytology, Genetics, Evolution, Reproduction, Eugenics, and Molecular Biology. It is the largest such collection offered today by any dealer worldwide.It rivals many  of the collections held in institutions.

 

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50% off sale till end of November

Need room for new collections so we're having a 50% off sale till end of November,  prices reduced automatically at checkout.
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Saving books save landfill space

Throwing books out?  Don't! let us find a new home for your books.  We buy books we can profit from.  Others we'll accept and save from the landfill.  Those books which we can sell will help us add to our checks to soup kitchens and food pantries.
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Strand in Manhattan Playing Catch-up to Robinson Street Books in Binghamton

Just noticed that The Huge Strand has a way to go to match Robinson Street Books's online cataloged inventory Strand less than 60,000 books Robinson Street Books over 120,000 books. In rare books Strand highest price book cataloged online $25,000  Robinson Street Books $200,000.  Strand Catch-up.
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Our History of science Collection mostly from Sewall Wight via Will Provine

Will told me most of the offprints we have came to him from Sewall wright, A. J. Cain. LC. Cloning Articles from Robert Foote.  Now safely stored in our warehouse awaiting new collectors/researchers to protect and enjoy them
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New Make an Offer feature

See something you like.  Have a tight budget, make an offer just click the make an offer button.  If reasonable  might be accepted
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Local pickup of our online inventory option at our Robinson Street Office

If you  are local and see a book of ours on Amazon, Ebay, or on our website if you call ahead it can be available for pick-up at our Robinson street Office  Mon-Fri 10-5 call 607-217-4328

 

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The reason we saved thousands of science offprints from an uncertain fate are embodied in Stephen Hawking's recent statement

Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding," Stephen hawking.  While we are forced by commerce to offer these documents for sale it's our hope they will end up in institutional collections to be saved and shared.  The alternative for the tens of thousands of articles we have would have been the landfill.   No one else seemed willing to take on this monumental project.

 

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Letter from Michael F. Guyer to Thomas H. Morgan in re Guyer being pre- Boveri-Sutton

Interesting letter from Michael F. Guer to Thomas H. Morgan in re Guyer's papers pre-dating the findings in re inheritance by Boveri, Wilson and Sutton.  An interesting letter now in an important History of science collection once in our inventory.  https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1435/8688/files/display5guyer.jpg?9457151969220710802.
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