Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc.
112 Nicholson Rd
Gloucester City NJ 08030 USA
T: (856) 456-8008
F: (856) 456-7675
After Tom spent a considerable period as a collector and later a bookscout for other booksellers, Tom and Heidi Congalton founded Between the Covers. in 1985. For a brief period they operated from a small apartment in Old Bridge, New Jersey exhibiting at occasional book fairs. They soon moved to Collingswood, New Jersey, where they immediately began issuing catalogs.
Tom ran the business from the house for three years until Heidi got tired of seeing her house fill up with books, at which point they moved to an office and shop in Haddonfield. They remained in Haddonfield for eight years until they bought the Merchantville house in 1996. That year was also memorable for Dan Gregory joining the firm, and taking the lead in creating our first website, redesigning our catalogs, as well as generally smoothing the transition of the inventory into a useful and Internet friendly database.
In 1999, inundated with inventory, they formed a separate company, Alottabooks, in order to sell books exclusively online. In 2000 Alottabooks moved to a 15,000 square foot former school building located in Gloucester City, New Jersey. Alottabooks currently has about 160,000 books online.
In January, 2008, Between the Covers moved its offices and inventory to Gloucester City, New Jersey, where it shares the former school building with Alottabooks.
Today Between the Covers is one of the largest and best-known antiquarian book companies in the world. Our active inventory of over 100,000 items for sale on-line, all illustrated with photographs of the actual copy of the book, ranges from rare first editions worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to inexpensive reprints. We serve book buyers and book collectors of all ages, means, and tastes.