Books up a river
November 2, 2012 7:10 PM Subscribe
Tons of old (100-200 year old) books are sitting in an attic. I'm tasked with finding out how much they're worth. What do I do?
posted by Philipschall to media & arts (22 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My grandfather has many old books, and he has employed me to use the power of the internet to determine their value. So far I have spent a couple days jotting down Title, Author, Copyright date, and Publisher info for every book. This is taking quite some time. I don't wish to cheat my grandfather (he's paying me to do this), but at the same time I have no idea what I'm doing. Would I be better off boxing them up and taking them to a rare books dealer in the Portland area, or can the internet help me in any way?