Pacific Rim Used Books

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Pacific Rim Used Books started selling books on the internet in 1995 as a part of "The Business" a "bricks and mortar" store in Anacortes, WA.

Thanks to all our customers who have made 25 plus years of internet book selling worthwhile.

Glen Des Jardins

Last modified December 1, 2021

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We have approximately four thousand books (mostly non-fiction) in our data base. Many titles have "keywords" if you are interested in particular subjects, places and names.



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Restaurant Menus 1940-1960
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Trade Catalogs

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Yearbooks - Highschool, College and others

One Person's Paper Trash Is Another Person's Ephemera ?

Paper items (mostly) that weren't meant to be saved, that are part of history after the passage of time. Menus, programs, pictures, automotive literature, RV literature, letters, autographs,

tourist brochures and much more.

From Einstein's Waste Basket?

Albert Einstein Philately
12442 Four Envelopes for Letters Sent to Albert Einstein in WW2 from the 1940s in fair condition. Wear, tear and some soiling. An unknown from Bolivia with stamps and a U.S. Censor cancel. Rem. A. Terracini from Tucuman, Argentina. There are stamps on the front, cancels and a label on the back. Mr. Tausry from Gibraltar. Stamps on the back and censors tape. Dr. Charles Bergner, Ajaccio, Corsica. Stamps, labels, censor's tape, etc. Envelopes only, no letters. Philately - Stamp Collecting, censored mail. $40

Washington State 1959 Deer Tag

16228 Washington State 1959 Deer Tag, Pheasant Hunting Permit & Controlled Deer Hunt Area 4-A Map, Washington State Unused 1959 Washington State Deer Tag, deer hunting area map, and a Pheasant Hunting permit. Washington State, Ephemera $20

The Helen Bush School
13328 The Helen Bush School The Rambler, 22 issues, a broken run from 1963 to 1967 The Helen Bush School 1963-1967 Good. Some issues have writing, some have short tears, fading and browning. Mostly 8.5 x 11 inches, the school paper for The Helen Bush School in Seattle, WA, a broken run from 1963 to 1967, with b&w photos. The Helen Bush School, Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington State, ephemera $30

The Seibert Farmers Equity Exchange Association
13592 The Seibert Farmers Equity Exchange Association, three canceled checks, 1916-1921 Good. Some soiling and fold marks The Seibert Farmers Equity Exchange Association, canceled checks written to W. C. Peterson, E. L. Anderson and the International Audit Co. C.H. Barber signs the first two in 1916, C.H. Carpenter signs the 1921 check. Agriculture, Banking, The Seibert Farmers Equity Exchange Association, Seibert, Colorado, ephemera $20

Adopt an Ancestor?

 Real picture Postcard of Native Woman, Jasper, Alberta
14481 Taylor, G. Morris, Real picture Postcard of Native Woman, Jasper, Alberta Self-published Paperback 1 Very good Postcard, RPPC, of Native woman in furs. Jasper, Alberta Photo, Native American, First Nation, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, ephemera $20

 Nine 3.5 x 5 inch real picture postcards from Western Montana

13486 Anon Nine 1920s Real Picture Postcards From Western Montana, 1920s.

Nine 3.5 x 5 inch real picture postcards from Western Montana. Seven cards have writing on the back. Stark, Montana School House, Tom Lewis's house, Milwaukee train wreck at Huson, Lewis & Finafrack, Pete Thompson Place, Zentner Kids (had scarlet fever) old man Finafrock. Montana, Stark Mountain, Huson, Finafrack, Zentner, photography, ephemera $30

 Aunt Veva and Aunt Ava Hamilton, Twins

14523 Ford, photographer, Aunt Veva and Aunt Ava Hamilton, Twins 1910 Paperback 1 Fair to good. One corner is creased. 3 x 4 inch sepia picture on a 4.5 x 5.5 mount of twins Veva and Ava Hamilton. Documentation on the back. Photo $20

 8 x 10 b&w photo of a lady

14721 Calvert, Cal, 8 x 10 b&w photo of a lady, Cal Calvert circa 1920s Paperback 1 Good. A little staining along the very top edge of the picture. An 8 x 10 b&w studio shot of a young lady, circa the 1920s. Calvert was a photographer working mostly in Portland, Oregon, in the early 1920s. Photography, Cal Calvert, Portland, Oregon $20

 F. Borgia, Three Portraits from 1890s Los Angles

16026 F. Borgia, Photographer, F. Borgia, Three Portraits from 1890s Los Angles F. Borgia 1890s Good. Very light soiling and wear. The images are 3.5x 5 inches. Two portraits are mounted on 9x6 inch cards, one is 9x7 inches. The images are 3.5x 5 inches. Lovely photography, Italian American? subjects, in the 1890s. 674 San Fernando St., Los Angeles, California. (aaap) Photography, F. Borgia, California, ephemera $100

New Arrivals and Featured Items

Scoville Units & Pepper Hotness


Helfman, Joseph, editor	Bulletin of Pharmacy Vol. XXI 1907 Helfman, Joseph, editor	Bulletin of Pharmacy Vol. XXI 1907 Helfman, Joseph, editor	Bulletin of Pharmacy Vol. XXI 1907 13737 Helfman, Joseph, editor Bulletin of Pharmacy Vol. XXI 1907 , bound, with a broken run. E. G. Swift , publisher. Fair. Crudely bound with the wrong outside covers. Inside covers and ads at the beginning and end of each issue were removed. Starts with the March issue. Missing May. Missing pages 127-8,153-4,248-9,290-1,343-4,431-2,509-10 and 515-16. Minor water stain at the top of the first few issues. 8.5 x 11 inches, the drug and pharmacy business in the early 1900s. Many photos of pharmacy personalities and drug stores with interesting articles regarding drugs, herbs, compounding formulas, retailing and pharmacy and much more. Wilbur Scoville, creator of the Scoville scale hotness test, is a contributor. An article title index for all of 1907's issues is in front. Scoville scale, pharmacy $50

More Bulletin of Pharmacy

Ralph Grossman's

New Bohemian Cafe, 7th and Bell, Seattle Washington

Guest Register - 1946-1948

The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle
The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle The New Bohemian Cafe, Seattle

15724 Grossman, Ralph. Guest Register for The New Bohemian Cafe in Seattle 1946 - 1948
A Hardback with 70 pages. Fair condition. Worn, soiled, some tears, old tape yellowing, etc. 10 x 14 inches, signatures,
addresses and comments by movers and shakers in Seattle in the mid 1940s and many other folks - rich, famous and otherwise.
Includes a letter from a friend at the Waldorf - Astoria and an 8 x 10 of a 1940's Lincoln at the restaurant.

Grossman helped found the Seattle Seafair and was involved in many other civic projects. $100

Rebuilding a 1969 Chinook Camper

"A Joy Forever, RA"

For more titles and ephemera visit our Automotive Page.

Books and ephemera on The Grand Coulee Dam Construction

Korea - Japan photo album, circa 1950s

Pan American Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album Korea - Japan Photo Album

15236 Korea - Japan Photo Album, cira 19500s 15.5 x 10.5 inches, black pages with tissue guards. There are a total of ten 8 x 10 inch b&w photos, some mounted with photo corners. Two are duplicates. One photo is of Mt. Fuji, there's a picture of the inside of a bus or street car, a farming scene, a delightful picture of two girls with an improvised teeter totter, one of the "San Francisco Beer Hall (in Korea) " and a harbor scene in Stockton, CA.

The photographer was a USN Aviation Ordanceman with Patrol Squadron 871 (VP 871) The back of the teeter totter picture is labeled "Korea Playground" with technical photo information and Kimpo Airfield is mentioned as the location. The album is in good condition. Some of the photo corners are loose and some of the tissue guards are creased. Other tissue guards are torn, creased or missing parts. The front and back inside paste-downs have wrinkles. $75

Pan American World Airways Round The World Flight Log, 1951

Pan American S.S. Pan American Airways

15197 Pan American World Airways, Your Clipper Flight Log, 1951 Paperback, 24 pages In good condition with light shelf wear. 4.25 x 8 inches, the record of a Round The World flight in 1951 by Bernard M. Kunes, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad Conductor. Left from Inglewood California on January the 7th and returned from Formosa and Hawaii on March 12th. Approximately 24 flights. All are mentioned with aircraft involved noted as well as the weather. Aviation, ephemera, Boeing Stratocruiser, Pan American Airways, PAA

Two months of travel time in several plane types. The DC-3, DC-4, the Lockheed Constellation and the Boeing Stratocruiser. The January 8th Stratocruiser flight from New York to Shannon, Ireland via Gander Newfoundland lasted 20? hours "...The last 4 1/2 hours on 3 engines - 110 MPH Tailwind prevented returning to Gander." Shannon - Dark, Foggy, Sprinkles.... $45

Books In Dutch

The Patria Series of Dutch Cultural History & other titles

Books in Dutch, The Patria Series