How can I find out what my old books are worth?

How can I find out what my old books are worth?

To check the value of your books, go or You can also sell on these sites or on eBay. Dealers pay immediately, usually about one-third of the retail price.

How can I sell my old antique books?

Quick Guide: Selling (or disposing of) old books

  1. A bit of research online will help you evaluate the worth of your old books.
  2. eBay. eBay’s auction format offers the best possible means of selling old books quickly and easily.
  3. Amazon.
  4. Local Used Book Stores.
  5. Thrift Stores.

How can you tell if an old book is a first edition?

Identifying the First Edition of a Book The publisher may actually state the words ‘first edition’ or ‘first printing’ on the copyright page. Another common method of identification is the number line – that’s a line of numbers on the copyright page. Usually, if a one is present in the line then it’s a first edition.

How do you get an antique book appraised?

If you really need a documented estimate of a book’s value (for probate or insurance purposes) then visit your local rare bookshop and pay for a formal appraisal.

How do I sell a large book collection?

Sell your books to Powell’s Books or AbeBooks. Go to their websites, and enter the ISBN numbers of the books you want to sell. These sites will tell you what they will buy and how much they will pay. Once you accept the offer, you ship the books and you receive payment.

How do you find out what edition a book is?

1. Look for the text that states the edition of the book. The copyright page is usually found on the back of the book’s title page. There may be other information on there, such as legal notices, copyright notices, publication information, printing history and ISBN information.

How do you know if a book is a collectible?

Look for the Print Run Number. Print runs are a way for collectors to identify which “first edition” is truly the earliest version of the book to exist in the world. Print runs are the set number of copies of the book printed at one time.

What is the difference between a first printing and a first edition?

So if you ask the printer to print 10,000 copies of a book and then you sell them all and go back and ask for another 7,500 copies, the first 10,000 copies was the first printing; the next 7,500 copies was the second printing. An edition is when you make a significant change to a book.

How do we evaluate antique books for sale at auction?

Antique Book Appraisal Process Wondering how we evaluate the antique books you want to sell at auction? Here’s what we look for: When you submit a book for our appraisal, we ask for some basic information: Title, author, date of publication, condition and a few photos of the book.

Do I need an appraisal for my book collection?

You might need an appraisal to insure a rare book or book collection, or to help with inheritance issues or for determining the value for a charitable donation. For the most part, if you aren’t planning on insuring, donating, or willing your collection, you may not want an appraisal at all.

Where can I find help evaluating my old and rare books?

Blifaloo recommends contacting the guest author through his website: if you need help evaluating your old and rare books. Suggested Books to help you value or sell books: Links to Websites to help you value, sell or find rare books:

Where can I find out the value of an old book?

Well known to book collectors and booklovers, our site is an excellent resource for discovering a rough value of an old book. AbeBooks has been part of the rare book world since going live in 1996.