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Are you a true bibliophile? If you love books as much as some of us, then you know how wonderful it is to walk into a library full of vintage and antique books…the colors, the bindings, the covers and the smells…it’s all intoxicating in a way that many can’t understand. A real lover of books understands what it’s like to hold a real book in their hands and sift through the pages. Which is why vintage and antique books are just that much more special. Owning physical books has really become an art.
“Old books exert a strange fascination for me — their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.” - Lauren Willig
If you’re one of those “bookish” people, then we have the perfect auction for you. The Vintage and Antique Book Faire is running today (Monday, June 25th) at 4pm PST. I can foresee a tiny bit of skepticism; perhaps you’re wondering what’s going to show up in an online auction for old books? So, here’s what to expect…
Sellers should date and describe the condition of the books. Books should be from 1960 or before. Perfect items to list would be books with hand cut pages, beautiful drawings, classic literature, poems, etc.
The more recognizable the item, the better it will do! We would love to see first editions, notable cookbooks and book about important historical events.
And while these may be “good” reads, they don’t quite fit into this auction: Tom Clancy, Twilight, magazines or clippings and comic books. Thanks!