The Rose Books & Obscurities

We add new listing weekly, both online and at our store front location located in Monterey, California. Although our online selection is concentrated to our area of study, the in-store experience offers a much broader range of subjects.

We carefully cultivate our inventory to reflect a diverse selection of Esoteric related subjects. We focus primarily on seventeenth century to early twentieth century works on Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Alchemy, Ritual Magick, Free Masonry, Rosicrucianism, Eastern Religion, Kabbalah, Divination, Mysticism, Theosophy, and many other branches of study.

Our in-store experience attempts to preserve the essence of antiquarian bookshops of the past and reflects a much wider variety of subjects including Classic Fiction, Exploration,Classic Children's, Illustrated Works, Fine Press, Californiana, Theology, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Art & Photography, and others.  When you walk through our squeaky door you could expect to find a well-balanced selection with a blend of rare, collectible, and  second hand books in all price ranges.