Book Values

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Abebooks.com internet icon
Bills itself as “the world’s largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books.”

Alibris internet icon
Offers “over 30 million used, new and hard-to-find titles.”

BookFinder.com internet icon
Claims to have “over 50 million new, used, rare, and out of print books.”

Bublos.com internet icon
Offers a good discussion of many of the sites listed here, orienting the new user to web and non-web resources for rare books.

Powell’s Books internet icon
One of the most famous independent booksellers in the US provides a rich source of information and values for rare materials.

Researching Your Rare Books internet icon
By the F & M College Library — This is a guide to researching the value of rare books, prepared by the college for its users.

TomFolio.com internet icon
The TomFolio Website is a cooperative of international professional dealers in used, out-of-print, and rare books, periodicals and ephemera.