Treasures in Your Attic?

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Do you want to have a rare book valued? has partnered with The Book Guys NPR radio show, and each week an AbeBooks customer has one of their books valued by Allan Stypeck - the owner of Second Story Books in Washington, DC, and one of America’s leading book appraisers.

If your book is chosen, you simply describe the book and its condition over the phone with Allan. He provides an on-the-spot appraisal, explaining why it is or isn’t collectible.

Your book may also be appraised in The Avid Collector, AbeBooks' newsletter for book collecting professionals and enthusiasts.

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