Vintage Books offers trade credit for books we can use and we do a Very Limited amount of cash buying.
To appraise the value of a book, someone must have the book in hand to see the complete condition. This can not be done over the phone.
You can get a rough idea of retail value (or hopeful value) at:
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 a very experienced and knowledgeable appraiser. 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
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.