About ZenBooks.com

The staff at Zenbooks.com is busy cataloging our rapidly expanding collection. Our specialties include an emphasis on academic out-of-print books, and collectible books on Buddhism and Asia. We have a wide range of titles in many subject areas including, art, nautical history, law and politics, poetry and literature, the Beats, Signed books, and more.

ZenBooks.com is owned and operated by Lewis Taylor and is based in Columbia, MD. Lewis has over 20 years of book selling experience in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Berkeley, and Washington D.C., where he was the manager of Second Story Books until he launched his own online business in 1998. ZenBooks has sold books to:

  • The Library of Congress
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • The British Museum
  • The Sorbonne, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc.
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library
  • Private collections on six continents

ZenBooks.com was on hiatus from 2008 to 2011, while Lewis attended law school and began a career in environmental law.

Now in private practice and involved in other businesses, www.RestinChairs.com, Lewis is grateful to see that there is still a market for what may be a vanishing phenomenon, THE BOOK.