For more details,
contact a local or regional bookseller who can handle the books "in person" and then offer a valuation. Expect to pay for this
($50-$85/hour is often the fee for the expertise and time involved.) Appraisals can be for general "What do I have", insurance or legal
purposes. You will need to be clear about your expectations.
In the Greater Portland area, we suggest two very experienced and knowledgeable appraisers. You will need to make an appointment
and bring the books in person. Please do not
expect assistance via the phone or an email.
John Henley 503-351-0809 Longfellow's Books 503-239-5222
An ethical appraiser will not appraise and then offer to buy
your books. Be prepared to either ask for a valuation or
tell the bookseller you want to sell the book(s) up front.