Chipped, Foxed & Shaken: How to Evaluate Rare & Collectible Books (Beginners Guide)

Do you have stacks of old books, some by famous authors, or simply piles of your favorites? Have you ever wondered if some of them might be valuable? There are some basic things to look at to determine whether to keep or take to your closest thrift store. Pro tip: Most old books are just …

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Treasure Hunting in Bookland – Tales from a Used/Rare Book Buyer

A while back, I worked as a used/rare book buyer for a locally owned bookstore. I was fortunate to apprentice under one of their most experienced buyers. You can probably imagine what a rush it was to have a job that paid me to go through boxes brought in by customers and scour for treasures. …

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