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Collection Building and Library Consultation

Developing a significant collection requires time and expertise. Collaboration with a trusted dealer can supplement your efforts in a meaningful way, whether you are acquiring rare books privately or are contributing to an institutional library.  We are excited to support the long-term work of a wide array of collections.

While it’s possible to create a general Want List for our shop to keep on file, we welcome more extended, in-depth partnerships as well. Consulting with one of our specialists about your collection’s general mission, who it serves, its key priorities, and its budget allows us to think holistically about applying our own knowledge to locating and offering relevant material.

When you collaborate with one of our specialists, you engage in an ongoing dialogue that fosters our familiarity with the existing collection’s strengths and gaps.  Working with you to identify areas for expansion, our specialists can prioritize your needs while reviewing existing and potential inventory, or when considering books outside the shop. We will be able to reach out to you to offer material privately before it is available to the general public, to notify you of material currently in the shop, or to place items on hold elsewhere that we can source on your behalf. Our specialists will put their resources at your disposal to increase the likelihood that you don’t miss key opportunities for acquisition. They will vet material to ensure that each piece is complete, authentic, and accurately described before it reaches your hands.

Consultation services are often conducted in the shop, by phone, or by email. When appropriate, we can arrange for a specialist to visit and work with you at your collection.

We invite you to reach out to our specialists for additional information on these services.