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What is the best way to sell rare books. I don't have many but would like to sell them.
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 4 months ago
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 4 months ago

Hi,

Though it may sound cliche, the best platform for you to sell these is on Ebay. It is where the most potential buyers would first go to search for such items. I do not recommend selling direct to a dealer, as a dealer will offer 10% - 30% of the lowest perceived value.

If the books are of substantial value and on the collector radar, then the best method for selling is through a rare and collectible book auction house. Here is a list for you with links to the most reputable auction companies for book sales:

PBA Rare Book Auctions in San Francisco: http://www.pbagalleries.com/

Swann’s Auction Galleries: http://www.swanngalleries.com/bo_oks.cgi

Bloomsbury London: http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/

Heritage Auctions: www.ha.com

Australian Book Auctions: http://www.australianbookauctions.com/

Dominic Winter Auctions: www.dominic-winter.co.uk/

Bonham’s Book and Manuscripts Dept: www.bonhams.com/departments/BOK/

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~Nora

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 4 months ago

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Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

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