About Us

Irving Book Company was established by Taylor Posey in 2020. At the University of Dallas he studied classics under David Sweet and Karl Maurer; back home in Western North Carolina, he was introduced to the secondhand book trade by Chandler Gordon of The Captain’s Bookshelf, for whom he worked as a cataloguer for several years.

We buy and sell used & rare books.

We pursue books in many fields, with a specialty in classical studies, including Greek & Latin texts, grammars, lexica; catholic books published prior to the Second Vatican Council, including handmissals & prayer-books; and early & first Modern Library editions. We like poetry, scholarly works, foreign-language books; southern literature & history, Texana; photobooks & film studies; antiquarian & private press.

Taylor Posey, Publisher

We also publish books under the imprint 'Cooper & Posey'. Our debut publication, An Introduction to Robert Frost: A Talk with Notes by Karl Maurer, was released in the fall of 2021. Read more.