Do you have books to sell?
You are strongly advised to make a list and a short description of your books. Some informations are required to determine if we might be interested in.
- the author’s name
- the title exactly as it appears on the printed title-page (inside the book, not on the front cover)
- edition number if stated
- the place of publication, name of the publisher, and date if any
- the binding (leather, boards, cloth, dust jacket, etc.)
- any major defects (torn leaves, stains, broken joints, etc.)
- the author’s name, if any
- the title as appearing on the first printed title-page
- if any of them:
- the place of publication (Paris, London, Amsterdam, Lugdunum Batavorum…)
- the name of the publisher (Michel Lévy, Hachette, Stockdale, Gryphus, Aldus…)
- the date of publication
- the edition number, if mentioned
- the binding (leather, boards, cloth, wrappers, etc.)
- the number of volumes
- any noticeable defects to the binding or to the pages (stains, wears and tears, etc.)
- any other noticeable elements (author’s signature, original drawing, armorial or signed bindings, autograph documents, etc.)
If you have more than 20 books to sell, shorten your list to the 10 most interesting books on your own point of view. Attach then your list and the following form. We’ll contact you as soon as possible.
Please have in mind that we do not buy any books. Actually, many books have no value or are in too bad condition to match quality of the books our bookshop is selling. If needed you may browse here the kind of books we are selling.
Few books to valuate
We would do this for free. To do this pass by at our bookshop with your books. If some books have many volumes bring just the first of them.
Beware that it is strongly advise to insure the presence of the bookseller by giving previously a phone call +33(0)567674633 / +33(0)604511409.
Libraries or rare and precious books
If you are looking for a valuation at home, we suggest you to call us or to pass by in order to determine the most adequate answer to your needs.
You may use if necessary the following form to send us any prerequisite informations or to express your needs.
Le Scriptorium d’Albi is at your disposal to deliver a wide range of services regarding buying books: house art decoration, setting up a library, specific books researches, books as an art investment, etc.
According to your needs, we’ll do our best to deliver the best and most adequate answer.