We have been dealers in rare and antiquarian books and manuscripts for more than 30 years and are based in NYC at 1050 2nd Ave Gallery 93 (@55th St) in the Manhattan Art & Antique Center.  Adam Weinberger is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America) which requires members to adhere to ABAA’s Code of Ethics.  We work with a large number of important collectors worldwide, rare book libraries, and other institutions, and can offer you immediate and top payment for your rare books and entire libraries.   We travel nationwide for important and interesting material.  Feel free to click on our about link or contact us directly. We always try to respond within 24 hours, and for valuable books, will furnish you with actual rare book auction records so you can understand the basis of our evaluation.

We Buy Old and Rare Books

Our speciality is in old and rare books, specifically early printed books before 1800 including incunabula, early Bibles (pre-1800), manuscripts in general,  handwritten books, medieval manuscripts, books of hours, archives, natural history books, color plate books, books on travel and exploration and much more.  If you can provide quality photos of the book(s) binding and title page with date, we are often able to make offers based on those. Sometimes, books do need to be seen in person, and in that case we are happy to provide you with our company insured Fedex account for reverse charge (upon request)

We Offer 24 Hour Free Evaluations

Our evaluations are based on years of experience buying and selling rare books and manuscripts to many clients. We rely on common pricing resources such as the American Book Prices Database for auction records, German auction databases, and other essential rare book pricing reference tools and bibliographies. We believe in complete transparency and whether you wish to sell or not, are happy to provide actual comparable auction records so you can understand the basis of our evaluations.  We try to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

We Buy Entire Libraries

We not only buy fine and important individual rare books and manuscripts , but also entire libraries, rare book collections, and archives.  We travel nationwide sourcing important material, offer immediate payment, and handle all packing and shipping arrangements.  Our size and facilities enable us to make en-bloc offers for quality collections.

Recent Blog Posts

April 4, 2021

The Ultimate Rare Book Appraisal. The Value of a Gutenberg Bible

Whether you own a leaf from Gutenberg from the sought after Noble Fragment or you just want to engage in biblio fantasy to know what the world’s most valuable printed book would fetch on the market if another copy ever came to light – well here is a fun video on the topic. …

September 25, 2020

Rare Book Provenance Deep Dive

I’ll look at a rare book on Renaissance cosmetics with provenance of the famous Royal Society. The video is about how rare book dealers look for copies of books with unique compelling stories to tell.

February 21, 2021

Rare Book Dealers and Rabbit Holes

Here is a video on how dealing in rare books leads you down many intellectual rabbit holes – a pleasurable pursuit no doubt – but unfortunately without the never-ending tea parties.

December 28, 2020

How to Get Started in the Rare Book Business

If you have thought about starting a business or career in rare books, but are a little intimidated to jump in or don’t know how, here is a video with a few pointers.