however, we may sell your books for you on consignment across all our platforms

We continuously receive inquiries from people regarding selling us their books. What we can offer is that we can market and sell your books across all of our platforms for you.

If you would like us to sell your books for you, fill out the form below and I’ll contact you within about a week of receiving your information. If you would like to offer us books, we ask that you provide certain basic information to help us determine whether your items are of interest to us. Name, Title, Date, Author etc are details that need to be mentioned, as well as any pictures and notice of defects.

Many books are neither rare nor first editions, are in poor condition, incomplete, or are not representative of our stock. therefore, we must know the details of every book. If it is something we think we can sell and you decide that you would like to use us to sell your books on a consignment basis, we will keep a pre-negotiated percentage.

We may make an offer to purchase a book at a certain price, but this is not an appraisal or estimate of its retail value.  We Do Not buy books that we appraise. If a book is good fit for our store, we can either

  • Sell it on a consignment basis for you or

  • Appraise it for a fee so that you can auction it on your own or for estate/insurance reasons

If you would like to offer us books to sell on a consignment basis, we ask that you provide certain basic information below to help us determine whether your items are of interest to us. If they are of interest, we will be reaching back out to ask for photos of the book. It would most certainly help to have those ready!

Name *
Is the binding leather or cloth? Does the book have a dust jacket?
Please note any flaws to the binding, the text, or the dust jacket.

for Estates & Legal/Insurance/Personal reasons, we also offer professional and written appraisals for your rare books and/or library.

Book Appraisals

A book appraiser recognizes, validates, depicts and places market values on books. The expression "appraisal" ought not be utilized to allude to offers or estimates. People who are looking to sell books to Sobrino Rare Books needn't bother with appraisals.

Appraisals are commonly utilized for distribution of estates or for money related and legal issues related with estates & private libraries. Appraisals are additionally utilized for insurance policies and claims or for donations to charity. Here and there, appraisals are acquired simply out of private curiosity.

We charge $100/hr for appraisals with a retainer upfront

Most people most likely do not require an appraisal.

Before taking appraisal work, I must review the books and recognize the reason for the appraisal. I earnestly attempt to abstain from doing appraisals of books that are of low value or for vague or nonsensical purposes. On the chance that you need an appraisal, I need to have the capacity to guarantee you that your cash was well spent. In spite of the fact that charges are by the hourly, in the wake of seeing a job and evaluating the time it will take, I will propose an amount that I won't surpass. Nonetheless, if an appraisal can be finished in under the assessed time, I will charge a lower sum.

I must physically inspect all things I evaluate. When working daily, I can't commit continuous time to on-the-spot appraisal work, so I solicit to take guardianship from the materials being assessed for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, contingent upon the extension and depth of the work. For massive estates, evaluations can be performed in different areas, however travel time and accommodations will be incorporated into our charges.

It is significant to the fitness and proficiency of an appraisal to comprehend why it is being performed. For example, if families are arranging appropriation of acquired things, a separated, moderate and costly evaluation may be justified. In the event that similar items are being given in mass to a foundation, a combined single amount examination might be all that is required for tax filing purposes. In the event that you don't have the foggiest idea why you need an examination, it may be too early to get one. You probably won't require one.

Try not to worry over this. On the off chance that you are befuddled, email me. I will enable you to deal with considerations so you can settle on the best decision. Regardless, no expenses are charged by us until I have seen the materials being referred to, evaluated time and cost, and received consent to take the necessary steps for an appraisal.

- Ephraim Sobrino

We do not buy books at this time, however we gladly accept donations!


Donate Them!

Where Do My Books Go?

Every book you drop off will be put to good use. Books donated will be appropriately sorted and placed to help raise funds for a variety of organizations changing the world through teaching kids, supporting families, building schools and filling libraries. Any books we can’t sell are either donated directly to one of our non-profit partners or recycled to relevant schools.