Is your home overflowing with books? While we definitely don’t think there’s any such thing as having too many books, we do understand that personal libraries need to be culled from time to time. But if you have a large collection, or one that includes a number of older volumes, you may be wondering how much your books might be worth. At All Booked Up, we offer fair and accurate book appraisals in the Greater Louisville Area and can help you understand the true value of your library.
Book Price Assessment
Our knowledgeable owners have more than two decades of experiencing appraising, buying and selling used books, and we have certain criteria by which we evaluate the books our customers bring in. Let’s take a closer look:
- Condition: Books may be very old and very interesting, but if they aren’t in good, readable condition, fully intact and nice to look at, their value may be limited. During book appraisals in Louisville, KY, we will evaluate the overall condition of your books before arriving at a value.
- Rarity: Perhaps you have shelves full of first editions. While more recent first editions of bestsellers may have limited resale value due to their relative abundance, older first editions, especially of classic titles, could be considerably more valuable. The same is true for out-of-print or leather-bound volumes.
- Potential market: After being in business for more than 20 years, we have a good understanding of the local market for used books. Some books that may have been very popular at one time have since fallen out of favor, and the market may be flooded with them. As a result, their resale value may be negligible. That being said, you should never underestimate the potential value of your books. Bring them to us for a quote!
Whether you’re interested in knowing the value of your books for estate planning purposes, for selling them or just for the fun of it, the team at All Booked Up would be glad to provide a comprehensive analysis. Call us at 502-459-6348 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions about our appraisal process.