Sell Your Books

Yes, we are booksellers, but we do buy books too! If you have a book or collection of books you are interested in parting with, the following describes how to go about it.

What do we buy?

We regularly purchase individual books, collections, and libraries that fit specific criteria. Generally, we look for first editions of famous books in exceptional condition. We are interested in fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and bookplates. 

What is the process?

The easiest way to get started is to email admin@owlcreekbooks.com a list of the collection, including the following information. 

We will need to know:

  1. Author
  2. Title
  3. Place of publication
  4. Publisher
  5. Year it was published
  6. Signed copy (yes or no)
  7. Dust jacket present (yes or no)

If there is any additional information on the title page or on the back of the title-page such as “second edition”, “new edition”, “limited edition”, “one of one hundred copies”, “revised and corrected”, etc., please let us know.

Most importantly you will need to provide multiple photographs of the book including:

  • Bindings
  • Title page
  • Defects
  • Cover and/or dust jacket
  • Signature/autograph (if present)

Please also let us know where the collection is located and how it was acquired.

How do I send you this information?

The quickest way to supply these details is by emailing us the above information, including photographs of the books in question.

In some cases, it can be too time-consuming to type out a full inventory of a collection. We can also get started with images of books on the shelves, so that we can get a sense for the types of books in the library.

If you are local or plan to be in the mid-city Los Angeles area, you may contact us to schedule an appointment to review your items in person at the bookstore.

When will I hear back?

Due to the volume of offers we receive, we are not able to reply to every email. We aim to respond to those that we are interested in within a week’s time. Please be aware that it is unlikely to receive a reply unless you have provided photographs and the information as outlined above.

Please reach out to us if you have books to sell.

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