Temporary Culture publishes original works in the field of fantastical literature and sells rare and antiquarian books, with emphasis on science fiction, fantasy, and literature, along with other books and ephemeral items that catch our eye.
Temporary Culture started as a photocopy ’zine in the summer of 1988. In late summer 1995, the first iteration of the Avram Davidson website appeared, and The Nutmeg Point District Mail electronic newsletter the following year. In 1999, the first publication of the Avram Davidson Society appeared, bearing the imprint of The Nutmeg Point District Mail and published by Temporary Culture. Since then, Temporary Culture has published more than two dozen titles including broadsides, pamphlets, short story collections, critical monographs, and artist’s books. Since 2007, Temporary Culture has also published the Endless Bookshelf website. No unagented submissions are accepted or solicited.
Temporary Culture buys selectively within our areas of interest, from single books to entire libraries.
M. J. Duffy is an antiquarian bookseller and artist. She attended the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and Rare Book School and for many years ran the warehouse operations of an established antiquarian firm.
H. W. Wessells is an author, antiquarian bookseller, and appraiser.
Terms of Sale:
All items, as usual, are guaranteed as described and are returnable within five days of purchase for any reason. Libraries and institutional customers may apply for deferred billing. New Jersey residents must add sales tax. All items remain the property of Temporary Culture until paid for in full.
Current titles from the stock-list include shipping to U.S. addresses. Books are sent via U.S. mail unless otherwise requested. Shipping is additional for overseas orders and/or for expedited services (for other services please provide a street address and telephone number). Overseas customers please specify shipping preference. We accept American Express, Master Card, and Visa (payments are processed via Square/Point of Sale). Payment may be made via Paypal to wessells [at] aol [dot] com.