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Valuing Your Rare Books and Book Collection

The Library of Michigan does not provide appraisal services. However, we list here several suggested resources which may assist patrons in determining the value of special items in their personal collections of books. The Library of Michigan does not endorse any service provider, and this list is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive, but it can serve as a starting point.

To discover sources currently held by the Library of Michigan, check our online ANSWER catalog under these subjects:

Antiquarian booksellers--Directories.
Books--Prices.
Book auctions--Catalogs--Indexes.
Booksellers and bookselling--Directories.

Reference Collection holdings which index the cost at which items have been marketed over the years include:

Bookman's price index
Z1000.5 .B724
American book-prices current
Z1000 .A512

World Wide Web

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

ABEbooks.com

Other Resources

For potential appraisal services, see
Ameritech Yellow Pages

under Book Dealers--Used and Rare

Updated 03/17/2009

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