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We Purchase Rare Books Daily

Our team is here to evaluate you on your rare books and first editions. We regularly purchase individual books and entire libraries that meet condition guidelines comparable to that within our collection. As a general rule, we acquire books in exceptional condition. We purchase internationally and pay in Canadian or US dollars, Euros, or the preferred currency for international offers. Books must be inspected prior to issuing payment. We require ID and proof of address to proceed with payment.

With every rare book offer, we need to know:

  • The author’s name
  • The title exactly as it appears on the printed title-page (inside the book, not on the front cover)
  • Edition number if stated
  • The place of publication, name of the publisher, and date if any
  • The binding (leather, boards, cloth, dust jacket, etc.)
  • Any major defects (torn leaves, stains, broken joints, etc.)

Photographs and Video

We will need to see at least two photographs of each item: the printed title page and the binding. We will also want to see any inscriptions or book plates, and any areas of obvious damage. Please don’t crop the pictures – we need to see the edges. Facetime and video calls will be an option on select offers once a form has been submitted.

Valuation & Appraisals

To accurately provide an offer on your book, our team bases your special book’s value on previous sale amounts, number of compareables on the market, and condition to name a few indicators. For a more comprehensive valuation, our appraisers can offer this additional service to qualifying works.

Expected Response Time

Our inbox receives a heavy influx of both common and rare book offers daily. This means that only books of interest will be responded to. If you have not heard from our team within 10 days, it is safe to assume we are not interested at this time. We will always respond via phone and email with an offer.

What Piques Our Interest?

Rare early print works, first editions, signed material and well-known titles by major authors in collectible condition. If the book does not fit our collection, we would be happy to connect you with our international network of collectors and dealers.