Where Can I Sell My Rare Book?
Thomas Jefferson said “a room without books is like a life without meaning,” demonstrating our founding father’s fondness for the written word. Avid readers and book collectors alike share Jefferson’s sentiment today, but there is another oft-repeated quote that carries significant relevance in the book world: “money talks.” This is especially true for rare books, […]
How Much is the 2010 15th Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica (Last Print Edition) Worth?
Since the March 2012 announcement that the 2010 15th Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica would be the 244-year-old reference publication’s last print edition, consumers have scrambled to purchase the 32-volume set and prices have skyrocketed to as high as $21,303.71 in the online marketplace. Despite the recognition that the Digital Age has largely negated the need […]
Are My Encyclopedias Worth Anything?
While the digital age has revolutionized how information is shared and digested, it has also rendered longstanding reference tools obsolete. Encyclopedias, once considered indispensable tomes for higher education, have largely gone the way of the dodo: extinct. The print encyclopedia format simply cannot compete with online resources in terms of information accessibility, volume, price and […]
How To Get Rid of Books with Little or No Value
Maintaining a home library is a great way to keep your favorite classics and important references at your fingertips, but if your book collection has started to rival the Great Library of Alexandria it’s time to weed out your dustiest volumes to make way for the new. Bibliophiles cringe at the thought of merely throwing […]