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United States of America

Riverrun Books & Manuscripts, Ardsley, New York. With over 25 years of experience at the highest levels of the market, Tom Lecky works with collectors, estates, fiduciaries, and institutions on a full range of appraisal services for books, autographs, manuscripts, archives, and related material. Contact Tom Lecky, 914-478-1339 or email tom@leckyartgroup.com.

Bookfever.com in Ione (Amador County), California. Contact Chris Volk at 209-274-6960. Fee varies. Member of IOBA. Specializes in: African American, modern first editions, children's and juvenile series, mysteries, science fiction

Back in Time Rare Books. in Jacksonville, Florida is a Member of the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association, The Ephemera Society and the International Society of Appraisers. Contact Mike Cotter, 931-216-6114 .Fee is $100/hour. Specialties include First Editions, autographs and ephemera of all sorts, comic books and vintage magazines. Appraisal work for everything from one single piece to very large, complex personal archives.

W. C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera in Brooklyn, New York. Contact Will Baker at (203) 752-7410. Providing appraisals of rare books, ephemera, antique photography, manuscripts, and archives for tax, estate, and insurance purposes in the New York City area and elsewhere. Specializing in Americana, natural history, literature, and the performing arts. Member of ABAA, ILAB. References available upon request.

Read'Em Again Books, ABAA in Montclair, Virginia. Contact Kurt Sanftleben (San-flay-ben) at 703-580-6946. Fees vary. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the Manuscript Society, the Ephemera Society, and the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA). Specializes in: Americana, Non-Fiction, General Collectible Books, Ephemera, and Historical Documents, Correspondence, and Personal Narratives (diaries, journals, scrapbooks, photograph albums, etc.)

Peter Keisogloff Rare Books Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, and Boca Grande, Florida. Contact Paul L. Csank at 440-526-9935 or 941-964-9337. Fee is $150/hour. Specializes in: Incunables, fine press, first editions, illustrated books & fine books of all types

Walkabout Books, ABAA in Curtis, Washington. Contact Elizabeth Svendsen at 360-880-3160. Member of ABAA, IOBA, ESA. Specializes in Americana, Travel, Manuscripts & Archives. IRS-qualified appraisals of books and manuscripts in many fields.

Bountiful Books in San Diego, California. Contact Rhea Kuhlman at 619-229-0199. Fee is $50-$85 per hour. Member of IOBA. Specializes in antiquarian, natural history, philosophy, art, architecture.

Lee Perron Fine Books in Santa Rosa, California. Contact Lee Perron at 707-568-3779. Fee is $125/hour. Member of ABAA and ILAB. Specializes in: Literary first editions, Classics, Americana, biography, bibliography, reference

The Muse Book Shop in Deland, Florida. Contact Janet Bollum at 386-734-0278. Fee is $40/hour. Member of Florida Antiquarian Book Association. Specializes in: Floridiana.

Abracadabra Bookshop in Denver, Colorado. Contact Alan Culpin at 303-733-5700. Fee is $100/hour. Member of IOBA, MPBA, TBDA. Specializes in: Western Americana, Americana, antiquarian, general books.

Wolf's Head Books, Inc in St. Augustine, Florida. Contact Barbara E. Nailler at 904-824-9357. Fee is $75/hour. Member of ABAA. Specializes in: Military, regional Americana, juveniles, Floridiana, genealogy.

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. Contact Mark Wessel at 206-682-3545. Fee is $75/hour. Member of ABAA, ILAB. Specializes in: Americana, Pacific Northwest, Western Americana, General Collectible Books and Ephemera

The Book Shop in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact William R Ingles at 319-400-3202. Fee varies. Member of IOBA. Specializes in Books written in English

Beasley Books in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Paul Garon at 773-472-4528. Fee is $100/hour. Member of ABAA. Specializes in: Psychiatry, psychoanalysis, Jazz, Blues, modern literature, African American, Labor History

Second Story Books of Rockville, Maryland. Contact Allan Stypeck on 301-770-0477 ext 13. Member of ABAA & American Society of Appraisers & appraisal expert on NPR�s Book Guys show. Specialities in: all printed material, including books, manuscripts, archival papers, graphics and memorabilia

Offshore Antiques and books in Detroit (Harrison Township), Michigan. Contact Vicki at 586-817-0498. Fee is $10/hour. Member of American Apprisers Association. Specializes in: Fiction, novels, historical books

Historybound, LLC in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Contact George Sonnen at 651-247-4780. Fee is $75/hour. Specializes in: Military, history, religious

The Book House - Inc in St. Louis, Missouri. Contact Michelle Barron at 314-968-4491. Fee is $65/hour, $25 minimum, by appointment only. Member of IOBA, MWABA, ABA, BBB. Specializes in: General 20th, 19th, 18th century literature, history, children's and Illustrated, modern firsts

The Burrowbookshop in Langdon, New Hampshire. Contact Duard Hulett at 603-835-2535. Fee is $135/hour. Member of ABAA, ILAB. Specializes in: Medicine, science, technology

Ceramic Arts Library in Corning, New York. Contact Lynne Wagner at 607-962-6042. Fee is $60/hour. Specializes in Ceramic Titles

R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA in Roosevelt, New Jersey. We appraise books and documents in many different fields for purposes of tax-deductible gifts, insurance, estate settlement, etc.(609) 426-4999

B & B Rare Books, Ltd. in New York, New York. Contact Joshua Mann at 646-652-6766. Specializes in: First edition, rare books, British and American literature, children's literature, signed books

Yankee Peddler Bookstore, Volume II in Rochester, New York. Contact John Westerberg at 585-271-5080. Fee is $100/hour. Member of ABAA, ILAB. Specializes in: First editions, rare & out-of-print

Armadillo Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contact Lynn Roundtree at 919-419-9740. Fee varies. Specializes in: American history & literature; English history & literature; books & manuscripts

Fireside Angler in Smithtown, New York. Contact Peter Gambitsky at 631-360-3636. Fee is percentage based. Member of LIABDA. Specializes in: Sporting, natural history

Kubik Fine Books Ltd in Dayton, Ohio. Contact Owen D. Kubik at 937-294-0253. Fee varies. Member of ABAA. Specializes in: Rare books, theology, military history

Hoffman Books in Columbus, Ohio. Contact Ed Hoffman at 614-262-0059. Fee is $150/hour. Member of ABAA, ILAB. Specializes in: Americana; Ohioana; literature; photography; Travel; General Antiquarian

Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books in San Francisco, California. Contact Thomas Goldwasser at 415-292-4698. Member of ABAA. Specializes in: Archives, letters and manuscripts, rare books

Tamerlane Books in Havertown, Pennsylvannia. Contact John Freas at 610-449-4400. Member of ABAA, ILAB. Specializes in: General antiquarian books and manuscripts and related art.


Book Bazaar in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact John Wyatt at 613-233-4380. Specializes in appraisals of books & music for estates, insurance or charitable donations.

Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Contact Aimee Peake at 204-947-5931. Specializes in: Philosophy, Canadian and local history, literature, architecture, first editions, fine bindings

Almark & Co. - Booksellers in Thornhill, Ontario. Contact Al Navis at 905-764-2665. Fee is $50/hour. Member of ABAC, ILAB. Specializes in all genres post 1850

Attic Books in London, Ontario. Contact Marvin Post at 519-432-7277. Member of ILAB, ABAC. Specializes in: Canadiana, medicine, ephemera

Hank the Singing Bookman in London, Ontario. Contact Henry Eastabrook at 519-432-1455. Fee is $60/hour. Specializes in: Canadiana, first editions, pamphlets/ephemera, juvenilia, general antiquarian books

Berry & Peterson - Booksellers in Kingston, Ontario. Contact John Berry or Richard Peterson at 613-547-0767. Fee is $100/hour. Member of ABAC, ILAB. Specializes in Fine books in all areas

Richard Peterson - Bookseller in Kingston, Ontario. Contact Richard Peterson Richard Peterson at 613-549-6118. Fee is $100/hour. Member of ABAC, ILAB. Specializes in First editions, children's literature, mysteries, fantasy

Steven Temple Books in Toronto, Ontario. Contact Steven Temple at 416-703-9908. Fee is $100/hour. Member of ABAC, ILAB. Specializes in Literary, Canadiana

Tom Williams Books in Calgary, Alberta. Contact Tom Williams at 403-264-0184. Fee is $100 per hour. Member of ABAC. Specializes in general antiquarian, scholarly, and Canadiana.

Book Bazaar in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact John Wyatt at 613-233-4380. Appraisals of books & music for estates, insurance, or charitable donations. We have been doing book appraisals for many years for the National Gallery of Canada, National Library of Canada, Carleton University, Museum of Civilization, and many estates.  

Australia & New Zealand

Leura Books in Bowral, New South Wales. Contact Philip Israel at 02 4862 2680. Fee is $50/hour. Member of KIBA. Specializes in: Australiana and general catalogue - deceased estates

Book.Mark in Takapuna, Auckland. Contact Mark Owen at 09 4897282. Fee is negotiable. Specializes in: Military, maritime, New Zealand

United Kingdom

Charles Cox Rare Books in Launceston, Cornwall. Contact Charles Cox at 01840-261085. Member of ABA. Specializes in: Antiquarian, literature, archives, autographs

Eastleach Books in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact Dan Unwin at 01635 48444.

Naomi Symes Books in Warrington, Cheshire. Contact Naomi Symes at 01925 602898. Fee is �25.00/hour. Member of PBFA. Specializes in: Women's history, women's literature, social history, labour history

Kirkland Books in Kendal, Cumbria. Contact Linden Burke at 01539 733220. Fee is �20/hour. Member of IOBA & BA. Specializes in: Ransome, Wainwright, Potter, Ruskin, Lakes Poets, Lake District

Left on the Shelf in Kendal, Cumbria. Contact Dave Cope at 01539 729599. Member of PBFA. Specializes in: Socialism; industrial relations

Hollett & Son in Sedbergh, Cumbria. Contact C.G. Hollett at 015396 20298. Member of ABA. Specializes in: Fine rare and collectable books in most subjects

Peter M. Daly in Winchester, Hampshire. Contact Peter Daly on 01962 867732. Fee is negotiable. Member of PBFA. Specializes in natural history, travel & exploration, and illustrated books

World War Books in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Contact Tim Harper at 01892 538465. Member of PBFA. No fee. Specializes in: Military, aviation and naval books,manuscripts, maps & ephemera

Booklore in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Contact Ralph Corbett at 01509 820614. Fee is �40/hour. Member of PBFA. Specializes in: Fine bindings, antiquarian

The Book Business in London. Contact Giles Levete at 0208 840 1185. Fee is �45/hour. Member of PBFA. Specializes in: Modern first editions, antiquarian and general books

Peter Ellis, Bookseller in London. Contact Peter Ellis or Marius Kociejowski at 020 7836 8880. Fee is variable. Member of ABA. Specialties in literature

John Williams in Swindon, Wiltshire. Contact John Williams at 01794 520644. Fee is £25/hour. Member of PBFA. Specializes in: Children's & illustrated books


Mainland Europe

Antiquariaat Garcia in Mechelen, Antwerp. Contact Isabelle Garcia at 0032(0)15290985. Member of ILAB, CLAM-BBA. Specializes in antique and valuable books

Atempo - Livraria Antiquario in Cascais, Lisbon. Contact Susana Felix at 351 21 4840807 or 351 936168939. Member of Associa��o Portuguesa de Livreiros Alfarrabistas. Specializes in Rare Books, Portugal

Cole & Contreras Books / Sylvan Cole Gallery in Sitges, Barcelona. Contact William Cole at 34 93 894 09 61. Fee is 50 euros/hour. Specializes in: French books, illustrated books, erotica, art reference, prints

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