If you have just one special book or a collection of first editions, we may be interested in purchasing them. For a better sense of the types of books that we are looking to purchase, see our latest catalogue.
Because of the research involved in assessing rare books, we prefer to vet all material by phone or email; and we request that books not be brought to the shop for review. In the event that we are interested in making an offer, we will be happy to arrange to view books at our location by appointment.
Before calling or emailing for a remote assessment, please have the books within easy reach so that we can gather the following information:
- Year of Publication
- Any statement of edition (from the copyright page)
- Whether there is a dust jacket, and if so what price does it have
If you want to send us images, here is what we would like to see for each book. However, before spending too much time gathering images, you can send an email or give a call to see whether your book is a likely candidate for us. Most of the books that we are offered don’t meet our inventory criteria and are not purchased.