Higginson Book Company

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Higginson Book Company, founded and owned by Robert Murphy, is a publisher of reprints of rare and out-of-print genealogies, local histories and Civil War regimentals.

Mr. Murphy started as an antiquarian book dealer and then moved his business to Salem in 1975.

Higginson Books operates out of an historical house, the Joshua Ward House at 148 Washington Street.

Robert Murphy passed away in 2013, the company is now run by his wife, Sara.

See Also

  • Vertical File in Salem Collection - Murphy, Robert
  • "Book dealer makes history come alive" Boston Sunday Globe, Aug. 8, 1993, p.1