Wolf's Head Books, Inc., ABAA is a General Antiquarian Bookseller
with an emphasis on the following:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hendrik Willem Van Loon
(for all "Loony" collectors)
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
& Ephemera in most other fields
here to view an extended listing of categories
As happens to so many people who eventually become booksellers,
we began collecting books and then buying so many more that our
house began to lean! It was so much fun being book wholesalers that
we decided to open our store.
left her teaching career to become a fulltime bookseller. Our first
location was in the basement of the water department building right
next to the post office in downtown Morgantown, WV. We opened our
doors in 1980, knowing of course, that in a few months we would
have the whole two floors when the water company moved. Harvey continued
to teach at WVU.
always knew that we wanted to live near a warm water ocean, and
while on vacation to Florida we found the perfect location and building
in St. Augustine. One month later Barbara had up-and-moved here
and in October 1988 our second store opened. Harvey continued to
profess at WVU. It was pretty rough having two stores 850 miles
apart, so in 1992 we sold the Morgantown store.
retired early from WVU in 1995 and we now devote our time to the
St. Augustine store, walking the beach and swimming in the ocean
when the water temperature reaches eighty degrees. Like we said,
we wanted a warm water ocean!
principle staff person is Michael Theeke, a native of Adrian, Michigan.
In fact, he was an early supporter of our dream, as he help paint
the store and organize books just before we opened in Morgantown,
WV. The hour before we had our grand opening, he handed us a sign
for the wall after the book titled: "In God We Trust, All Others
Pay Cash". Mike's special knowledge areas are Russia and Eastern
European history. However, after seven years as our assistant, he's
pretty well-versed in most of the subjects we carry.
really love being booksellers in St. Augustine, as we've made some
wonderful book-friends in the area. In addition, lots of tourists
take their annual vacations in St. Augustine. And not to be left
out are the book friends we've made over the internet who someday
we'd like to meet in person.
ABAA: Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America.
ILAB: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
FABA: Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
ADASTA: Antique Dealers of St. Augustine.
UACC: Universal Autograph Collectors Club.
ACDA: Antiques and Collectables Dealer Association.
Head Books, Inc. is owned & operated by
Dr. Barbara Nailler and Dr. Harvey J. Wolf
Harvey Wolf has been a book collector since his teens. Two years
of his early adulthood were spent at West Point. For many years
he was a physicist in the aerospace industry; then started second
and third careers as a professor of Public Administration, and antiquarian
a young girl, Barbara E. Nailler got hooked on books by her grandmother,
Bernice Furbush, who started her reading Gene Stratton-Porter and
Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth. Barbara was a junior high school teacher
in Michigan and Professor of Educational Psychology in West Virginia
prior to becoming an antiquarian bookseller.
11am - 7pm, Monday - Friday
11am - 5pm, Saturday
12.30pm - 5pm, Sunday
Other hours by appointment or chance. Find