We buy rare and first editions
Shapero Rare Books is always interested in acquiring rare books and first editions, of a similar quality to those found on our website, from single volumes to entire libraries. Read the following information on selling rare books and first editions to Shapero.
We pay promptly and are able to pay in Pounds Sterling or US Dollars.
If you're in possession of a first edition or rare book to sell, please complete the form below and our team will be in touch shortly.
What you need to tell us
- Author – the author’s name as it appears on the title-page
- Title - as it appears on the printed title page (not the front cover)
- Edition – the edition number (if given)
- Date & Place – the place of publication, the name of the publisher, and the date
- Binding – is it leather or cloth; does it have a dust jacket?
- Defects – are there any defects (torn pages, chipped dust jacket, stains)?
We suggest taking a moment to peruse our guide 'Finding the Value of Rare Books' prior to offering your books for sale to us.