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Book Collecting: How do I find the values of books?

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Official Price Guide to Collecting Books

Official Price Guide to Collecting Books

Random House
Question: Book Collecting: How do I find the values of books?
How do I find the values of books?
Answer: A number of notable books will give you an idea about the worth or value of your book collection, and you can find a few of the most popular books (still in print) listed here: Pricing Guides.

Also, here's a site that lists "rare book values": Fadedgiant Guide.



Professional Book Appraiser

Of course, the most efficient way for you to find out the true value of your book(s) is to have a professional book appraiser or bookseller appraise your collection. As you are probably well aware, the value of the your book(s) or manuscripts depends on the condition of your collection, market trends, and many other factors; so a professional appraisal is important--whether you are planning to sell the book(s) or continue collecting books of the same type. You can search for a professionals--by specialization--here: Antiquarian Booksellers. You can also search for an appraiser here: Books Appraised.

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