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Welcome to Old Algonquin Books

The 32nd Annual Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair organizers are continuing to prepare for another great event in August. The fair is a large exhibition and sale of antiquarian and collectible books, maps, and other paper ephemera. If you are planning your summer vacation, consider the usually great Colorado summers and the book fair August 5th and 6th. Go to www.rmaba.org for more information

Old Algonquin Books, selling used and antiquarian books, was named after the Algonquin Hotel in NYC where authors and wits gathered in the 1920s and 1930s. John (a wit and author) and Helen Dunning opened the bookstore in east Denver in 1984.  After ten years the shop was closed and it became an internet and mail order business, still active in the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association.  Read more.

Author John Dunning

John DunningClick on the arrow next to John’s name in the toolbar above for his biography, a list of his published books, and publishing contacts.  Five of his mysteries feature bookman Cliff Janeway. His other books include Two O’Clock Eastern Wartime, a mystery about radio in 1942: On the Air, an encyclopedia of old-time radio; a novel about Denver in the 1920s, and three other earlier mysteries. We only carry a few of John’s books, but you should be able to find many of them in your favorite new or used book store in either hardback, paperback, audio, or electronic format.