Antiquarian & Rare Books

Better World Books loves antiquarian and rare books. Our team of specialists will properly identify, catalogue and market these unique books to a global audience to ensure their value is maximized.

Can I Box My Rare Material With My Discards & Donations?

Please contact your Better World Books Representative to see what options are available.

Does Better World Books’ ARC Department Accept Rare Ex-Library Books?

Of course. While we welcome ex-library volumes, we ask that you leave library treatments intact and, if absolutely necessary, discreetly place a discard stamp in a single location either on the library’s bookplate or the title page.

Does Better World Books Accept Foreign Language Books?

Yes. Please contact your Better World Books Representative for more information.

Who Should I Contact If I Have Questions About ARC Books?

Please contact your Better World Books Representative if you have questions related to antiquarian or rare books.

Desirable Materials to send to Better World Books:

Chinese or Japanese Books on Lost Art

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Chinese or Japanese Books on Lost Art


Books in Russian
(published before 1960)

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Books in Russian


Obscure Languages

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Obscure Languages


Very Early Bibles and/or Bible Translations
(Pre 1800)

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Very Early Bibles and/or Bible Translations


Non-Christian Religions

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Non-Christian Religions


Early Science Monographs

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Early Science Monographs


Travel and Exploration
(Pre-20th Century)

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Travel and Exploration


Books of the Occult
(Supernatural, Spiritualism, Magic, Demonology)

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Books of the Occult


Military History of Special Units

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Military History of Special Units


Illustrated Art and Architecture Books
(containing Maps or Plates)

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Illustrated Art and Architecture Books


Great Depression-Era Economics

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Great Depression-Era Economics


First Editions

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First Editions


Archaeology

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Archaeology