How do I find out how much old books are worth?
One very simple method of finding an approximate value of a book is to search for similar copies on AbeBooks.com and see what prices are being asked. The sellers on AbeBooks.com offer for sale new, used, rare and out-of-print books, and we have millions of used and rare books available for purchase.
Do books lose value?
A quick search on Amazon reveals just how much value a book can lose in a short amount of time. Now, you can find a used hardcover copy for as low as $10.51 on Amazon, which means the book’s value has plummeted 61% in just eight months.
What do I do with old rare books?
Quick Guide: Selling (or disposing of) old books
- BookScouter.com. A bit of research online will help you evaluate the worth of your old books.
- eBay. eBay’s auction format offers the best possible means of selling old books quickly and easily.
- Local Used Book Stores.
- Thrift Stores.
What can I do with books I no longer want?
Where To Donate Books You No Longer Need
- Libraries. Libraries usually accept donations and sell those books in a Friends of the Library fundraiser.
- Local thrift stores. Goodwill accepts a lot more than clothes.
- Prisons. Prisons desperately need used books.
- Schools. Schools may also want your used books.
What life was like books?
The What Life Was Like book series by multiple authors includes books What Life Was Like When Rome Ruled the World: The Roman Empire, 100 BC – AD 200, What Life Was Like on the Banks of the Nile: Egypt, 3050-30 BC, What Life Was Like at the Rebirth of Genius: Renaissance Italy, AD 1400-1550, and several more.
Which is the most expensive book?
The world record for the most expensive book ever sold is a science book: the Codex Leicester, which is a fancy name for what is essentially Leonardo da Vinci’s science diary. It was purchased in 1994 for $30.8 million ($53.5 million).
Are books a bad investment?
John Windle, owner of John Windle Antiquarian Books in San Francisco, says collecting books is more akin to a savings account than a short-term investment. “Books tend not to lose value over the long haul,” he says. “It’s not a bad place to put money with a reasonable expectation that it will grow.