Books to Sell

At Bauman Rare Books, we're passionate about buying rare books--especially first editions--as well as valuable letters and manuscripts. In fact, we might be interested in buying them from you!

If you would like us to consider buying your rare books, we ask that you fill out the form below asking for helpful information about the books you wish to sell. If you have more than three books, please send a spreadsheet list instead with the same information to [email protected].

We will contact you within about a week of receiving your list to let you know whether we are interested in your books and, if so, to discuss how to proceed. Because we want to give your items the best possible care, please do not ship books to us or bring them to our galleries unless you have been asked to do so by staff. If we are considering making a purchase offer for your books, we will work with you to arrange shipping or an in-person visit at our expense.

Please keep in mind that we do not purchase all the books offered to us. While many books have deep personal value to their owners, they are not necessarily suitable for our inventory due to issues involving edition, condition, or subject matter.

Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we ask that you contact our main office by the following methods only:

Email: [email protected]
Bauman Rare Books
1608 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


1. We will not consider books or other items currently being offered for sale on eBay or other online auction sites.
2. We do not offer appraisals. Our purchase offers are neither appraisals nor retail estimates and cannot be used for those purposes.

We look forward to working with you!

Send A list

if you prefer to create a list offline, please submit it to our Philadelphia office by one of these methods : FAX
215-546-9064 PHONE
215-546-6466 EMAIL
[email protected] MAIL
Bauman Rare Books
1608 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103