Booksellers offering Appraisals

Here are a few of our thousands of independent booksellers that offer appraisal services. Finding a professional bookseller who has experience in the rare and antiquarian book market is the best first step for a book appraisal. They will be able to help you obtain an official value for your book collection.

You can read articles and learn tips on valuing your book collection in our Basics of book collecting resources.

Bookworm & Silverfish, ABAA, ILAB

Wytheville, Virginia, United States

Our specialties include Americana, Appraisals, General, Genealogy, Virginia, West Virginia, Technical, 19th Century Sheet Music, Civil War, and Appalachia.

DACART Rare Books, Manuscripts & Works of Art

Brossard, Quebec, Canada

By appointment / Sur rendez-vousMontréal / Rive Sud / South ShoreJean Daoust, Owner / PropriétairePhone / Tél.: 1 514 757-2410daoust_jean@hotmail.comDACART Rare Books, Manuscripts & Works of ArtDACART Livres rares, Manuscrits & oeuvres d'art-Rare books, manuscripts, literary, historical & scientific archives, fine illustrated books, photo albums, and works of art. Appraisals. ABAC and ILAB member, CADA.-Livres rares, manuscrits, archives littéraires, historiques & scientifiques, beaux livres d'art illustrés, albums de photos, et oeuvres d'art. Évaluations. Membre ALAC et LILA, CADA.

Glenn Books

Prairie Village, Kansas, United States

We are an antiquarian bookshop established in 1933. We are members of ABAA and ILAB.

R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA

Roosevelt, New Jersey, United States

Established 1970, we are generalist antiquarian booksellers. We specialize in old and unusual books, manuscripts, and ephemera. We no longer sell at book fairs. Please see the catalogs on our website, or browse our stock for your interests. We are grateful for your orders. Thank you. -- Bob & Alison Petrilla Professional affiliations: American Antiquarian Society, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philobiblon Club.

Second Story Books

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Rockville, Maryland, United States

Second Story Books operates two open shops in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We have a large internet presence including this website and amazon.com, accredited appraisals member ASA, and an in house book binder. For more information go to www.secondstorybooks.com

THE FAMILY ALBUM, ABAA

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Kinzers, Pennsylvania, United States

Ron Lieberman, has been an antiquarian bookseller, rare book appraiser, and library consultant for Fifty years. His firm, The Family Album, has issued a series of exceptional catalogs and bibliographic references in a variety of fields, including: Incunabula; Pennsylvania-Americana; German-Americana; Fine Book Bindings; Early Photographica; Printing History & Typography; Classics from the Great Scholar / Printers; Etc. He was the instructor for a series of valuable workshops and courses in the history, taste, and technique of book collecting. He frequently lectures before professional groups of librarians and archivists on: the book trade; collection and building security; disaster preparedness; appraisals; and preservation, conservation, and binding. He has also often appeared on radio and television popularizing the pleasant hobby of antique book collecting. His expert opinion on the book collecting market; values of archives and manuscripts; collection preservation & security; historic photographs; and the value of rare books has been sought by sources as diverse as: the Historical & Museum Commission of PA; the PA State Library; the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian Institution; the FBI; American Bible Society; Money Magazine; Kipplinger Magazine; Conservation Centers; Warman\\\'s Antique Price Guides; U.S.A. Today; as well as Universities, Colleges, and Historical Societies throughout the United States. As one of the organizers of the World Library Fund, Mr. Lieberman provides professional analyses of library collections, and helps plan library development for public and private institutions in the United States and abroad. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (A.B.A.A.), and Chairman of the A.B.A.A. Security Committee. He was a long-time regular member of the Security Committee of the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA); and was the Past President of the Middle Atlantic Chapter, A.B.A.A. Mr. Lieberman was also, for many years, a consulting editor and contributor to the Haworth Press journal: \\\"College & Undergraduate Libraries.\\\" He is also a member of the: International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) // American Library Association (ALA); + ACRL/RBMS [For 25 Continuous Years] // PA Library Association (PLA) // Bibliographical Society of America // Middle Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) // Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publishing (SHARP) // Library Company of Philadelphia // Philobiblon Club // Etc. Etc.