Due to the passing of Barbara Farnsworth on August 15th, Farnsworth Books in West Cornwall, CT is now for sale including the building and its stock. An adjoining residential property behind the shop is also available.  Please contact Alex or Andrew for details.


I bid you welcome to farnsworthbooks.com, my updated web site and online bookstore. Please feel free to browse, search, query, look at the pictures, and even, if so inclined, order a book. The online site is a natural outgrowth of my bookstore, founded in 1978, and is being added to as rapidly as possible to increase your access to hundreds of feet of virtual shelving.  The books and I are in West Cornwall, Connecticut, the tiniest of map dots in the state's beautiful northwest corner just uphill from a covered bridge crossing the Housatonic River.

A word about books: I describe carefully; praise sparingly, and  enumerate faults carefully. And, to follow, I am not in the business of selling you disappointments, and consequently ship books via Priority Mail, which is more costly than Media Mail, but arrives promptly and usually without damage.