About Us

Wayside Books LLC is owned by Dianne and Steven Cox, currently operating their online store in Southeast Kansas.  We have honed our rare book skills at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. We are members of IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association).

When Steve started the business he chose the name Wayside after The Wayside in Concord, MA - home of many early American literary giants like Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne.  We now add inventory that we find "along the wayside."