Hello, my name is Michael Tholl and I am the owner of Wayward Books, established in 1999.


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WaywardBooksOnline.com. Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can't find what you like please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you. Email photos of books available upon request.


Wayward Books specializes in the works of John Steinbeck, with hundreds of his novels and short stories, first editions, signed first editions and numerous works of literary criticism for sale. I am a Steinbeck enthusiast with extensive knowledge and expertise in collecting and dealing in his books. I can help you begin your collection or expand your Steinbeck library with books of high quality."


Other areas of interest at Wayward Books are:


Vietnam Era Literature


Cape Cod and the Islands (Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard)


Signed First Editions


Washington DC


Advanced Reading Copies/Uncorrected Proofs


Wayward Books will conduct free book searches for you. Give us your book needs and wants.


A site by Cannery Row's historian, Michael K. Hemp devoted to the John Steinbeck's Cannery Row you may never otherwise know.