Internet Resources for Book Collecting

General information sites:

  • Book collecting and book buying: book resource guide prepared by the University of Delaware Library including links to "Aids in Creating a Collection Inventory."
  • Book collecting resources: resource guide prepared by Washington University Libraries including a list of "Books About Books."
  • Your Old Books: informative and practical answers to frequently-asked questions about rare books and values.

Online sources for old/rare/out-of-print books:

Publications, clubs, and associations:

  • ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America): links to members' catalogs, lists of book fairs, resources for collectors.
  • The Caxton Club of Chicago: program listings, publications, membership directory, and links to other sites.
  • ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers): good source of news about people and events in the book trade and world of book collecting.
  • Fine Books & Collections Magazine: lively articles on collections, collectors, and activities of interest to collectors and the book trade; link to subscription to free monthly e-newsletter.
  • Rare Book School at the University of Virginia: continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.

 Revised January 2015

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