Welcome to Archaeology Of Books. My name is Mark Alden, and I created this blog for fellow book collectors, avid readers, or anyone at least a little bit curious to discover more about the history of their favorite books or authors they’ve grown to love.

In short, I am a bibliophile as well as a history buff, specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, ephemera and first editions. I enjoy immersing myself in what I love to collect and deal in. There are interesting stories and tidbits behind so many of the great works and legendary authors in the annals of literary history. My mission with this blog is to share them with you, and perhaps provide some insight on rarity, availability, and general market value for enthusiasts and collector’s alike.

This is an add free blog. Please enjoy and feel free to ask questions or leave comments and suggestions.