Every day we receive inquiries from people with books to sell, from single items to entire collections. If you would like to offer us books, please review the following checklist. A member of our staff will contact you within about a week of receiving your information. In some cases, we may request additional information or we might want to make arrangements to view your items.
Please note that we will not consider books or other items currently being offered for sale on eBay or other online auction sites.
Information Checklist: If you would like to offer us books, we ask that you provide certain basic information to help us determine whether your items are of interest to us
Please keep in mind that we do not purchase all of the books offered to us. Many books are neither rare nor first editions, are in poor condition, incomplete, or are not representative of our stock. We cannot make a purchase offer until we have actually examined the item. Please do not ship books to us or bring them into our galleries unless you have been asked to do so by our staff. Of course, we do welcome your offers and inquiries.
Also note that we do not generally offer appraisals. We may make an offer to purchase a book at a certain price, but this is not an appraisal or estimate of its retail value. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we ask that you contact our main office by one of the following methods:
Email: [email protected]
Bauman Rare Books
1608 Walnut Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If the number of books in your library is too large (maximum 3) to make the list suggested above, please send a spreadsheet via email to [email protected]