About Alarum

Alarum Books is a rare book firm based in Albuquerque, New Mexico established in 2023 by Ryan O'Connor. Our goal is to spread the word about the strange, esoteric, and challenging literature that lives below the surface of our increasingly homogenized reality. We simply want to put books with a real sense of aura into your hands, so that you too may be inspired to create something new.

Our specialties include counter culture; occult; esoteric; modern poetry; modern horror; sleaze; music and private press materials, though we have items in our inventory ranging the spectrum from "relatively normal" to "why does this book exist?" Please feel free to contact us if you're interested in recommendations, or are seeking out a particular item.

Terms of Sale

Alarum Books adheres to industry standards and treats each order with the utmost care and attention. We guarantee each item as described, and as such offer a 30 day return policy. If you have questions, we implore you to reach out via email to: Ryan@Alarumbooks.com and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Currently, Alarum Books offers domestic shipping only, via USPS Media Mail. Tracking will be provided upon shipping. Having dealt with the reality of shipping records for many years, know that we take care in the packing of your materials. Items will be wrapped, boxed, and shipped with care and attention to detail, and a tracking number will be provided. Media Mail generally will reach you within a week upon shipping, but delays may occur.

Reciprocal trade courtesies are honored; please get in touch via email to let me know what items you are interested in. Please note that all items are subject to prior sale, but we aim to keep our inventory as up to date as possible.