Captured Tyme Rare Books began its journey into the rare book world in 2003 doing business as Distinctive Books, relying primarily on personal sales and an eBay store. In January 2018 the store significantly expanded its operation with an open shop (appt. only), an ABE Books store and this website. With that expansion came a new name; Captured Tyme Rare Books. A recognition of the capacity of books to serve as a link to the people, best thoughts, and current events of those who walked in this world before us.