Where Can I Find Buyers of OLD Books?

I have a series of old Harper's Family Library books - all dated between 1831-1840. They were known to be very factual (if dated) works.

Does anyone know where I can sell them and not lose my shirt? I'm not looking to sell them on Y!A, I'm looking for contact info for a professional rare book buyer.

Thanks!

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  • ck1
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    ABE http://www.abebooks.com/docs/Sell/ would be a good place to sell old books. Sellers from all over the world go there to sell to buyers from all over.

    Apparently there are three pages of listings for Harper's Family Library books, priced anywhere between $5 through $15,000. See http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?bi=0...

    Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble have outside sellers, too. I do like ABE, though, and have found some wonderful books there.

    I hope this helps.

    ***As a note: ABE handles all types of books, including, as an example, a first edition of Pride and Prejudice from 1813 (there are 6 different copies available for purchase, priced between $14,500 to $106581.25). http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=J... I mention this only to point out that ABE is a place where very rare books can be found - or sold.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Old Book Buyers

  • yeaman
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Rare Book Buyers

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    5 years ago

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    I have a series of old Harper's Family Library books - all dated between 1831-1840. They were known to be very factual (if dated) works.

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  • Ed M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Check at ABE Bookstore in Chicago and at your local College library. They will need a typed listing of the books, their publication date and condition. Alibris might also be some help. There is another store in Cleveland where I visited last month, I will send the address next email

    And BTW: They are antique books, not old. They are only old if you are selling them.

  • I am a rare book dealer in NYC. I would be happy to help you value your books properly if you message me. However, the material you have does not sound very important. In such cases, I generally advise sellers who contact me to consider listing them on ebay starting at $1. I have faith that the market there is large enough that they will command a price that reflects their value and a better price that can generally be obtained from selling to used book dealers (really rare material is a different story). Try to describe the items well by looking at abebooks.com as an example.

    http://www.rarebookbuyer.com/

  • 1 decade ago

    True collectors of antiquarian books don't advertice directly, at least not the traditionalists. There are agencies that provide guarantees that the books said collectors are interested in are in A. Real B. Good condition.

    A couple of these agencies advertise online, and -they- have phones of collectors that might be willing to purchase your books at reasonable values.

    Here are a few links that might help you. Good luck.

    http://www.davidbrassrarebooks.com/?p=53

    http://www.rarelist.co.uk/

    http://www.book-collectors.org/

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
  • 1 decade ago

    amazon.com :) you can sell them there. amazing site!

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    it depends...

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