Oak Knoll Books
310 Delaware Street - New Castle - DE - 19720
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Sat-Sun by appointment.
Our store-front is currently closed to the public until further notice. Our inventory will still be available online for shipping, and our staff can be reached by phone or email during our normal business hours.
Bob Fleck, Jr.
Bob Fleck was the founder and owner of Oak Knoll Books. In 1976, Bob decided to leave a career in chemical engineering to start Oak Knoll Books, specializing in books about books. Two years later, he started publishing in the same field, beginning with a reprint of Bigmore and Wyman's A Bibliography of Printing. He was a past president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) as well as the past president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB/LILA). In 2016, he passed away and left his business to his son Rob, who has worked at Oak Knoll for many years. An in memoriam by ILAB (one of many heartfelt and beautifully written ones floating around online and in print) is available here. A video interview with Bob conducted by the ABAA is also available here.
Robert Fleck, III
Rob Fleck is the son of founder Bob Fleck, and is the current Antiquarian Director for Oak Knoll Books. Having started off pulling books at the age of three, he started working full time at Oak Knoll as the bookkeeper and accounts payables. In 2008 he took over the Antiquarian department, and in 2016 he became the President & Owner after the passing of his father. He is now the main representitive of the company, including and especially for libraries, private customers, and institutions regarding out-of-print and rare books. He represents Oak Knoll at all bookfairs, so if you happen to be face-to-face with him, come up and say hello!
A recent graduate of the University of Delaware and previous intern at Oak Knoll, Erin is ecstatic to continue learning about the antiquarian book world and publishing industry as Oak Knoll's Generalist.
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