Sell Your Books

Selling

We happily purchase individual books and larger collections. Smaller collections are purchased over the counter at our bookshop on Elias Street. Larger collections may require a house call. Please do email or call ahead if you have something for sale. We also buy small collections at our Bookmobile when we are out on the road.

We actively make house calls in the case of books we need. We are always looking to buy classic literature, philosophy, artist's books, counterculture, zines and indie comics, as well as high points and collectible books in all subjects. If you have beautiful books for smart people, then we'd like to know about them.

Please feel free to give us a call at 519-494-6645 if you have something to sell. You can also shoot us a message via whatever electronic media suits your fancy. You can send us photos of your collection if you'd rather save yourself the trip of hauling everything down, or to give us a preview before a house call. All is fine with us.

We also offer trade as well for books, so if you'd prefer that route then you are welcome to have an account with us to use at your convenience.

We consider our sellers our clients, and our focus is making your life easier. Whether you are downsizing or dealing with an estate, we will find an arrangement to suit your situation. Most of all, we share our love of books with you and we can't wait to see what you have for us! We know that dealing with a book collection, or even just a few volumes you're not sure of, can be overwhelming. Send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to meet with you to discuss your situation.

Appraisals

If you've met us, you know that we are generous with our expertise and love to talk about your treasures with you. We're happy to help you learn about rare books anytime, but sometimes something more official is required. That's where our appraisal services come in. 

We have over 40 years of combined experience dealing with rare and collectible material. Our history includes large antiquarian collections as well as oddball contemporary work such as zines, posters, and artist's books. We have seen it all, and love assessing uncommon material.

Our services are $250 a day for a professional out-appointment appraisal. We can also offer a letter for single items in-shop. This service is $50 per item. Larger collections that take longer are $250 a day as well, although we aim to be expedient, while accurate. We provide all relevant documentation for insurance, donation, and tax purposes.

Please do contact us with any questions. We are happy to discuss your situation.