Our Shop

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 experience  

 We carefully cultivate our inventory to reflect a diverse selection of 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 wide variety of subjects including Classic Fiction, Classic Children's, Illustrated Works, Fine Press, Californiana, Theology, Philosophy, Architecture, Anthropology, History, Art & Photography, and others.  When you walk through our doors you could expect to find a well-balanced selection of works with a blend of rare, collectible, and  general second hand books in all price ranges. 


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Monday: Closed 
Tuesday: 1pm to 6pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12pm - 5pm
Friday: 12pm-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm 
Directions to The Rose Books & Obscurities