Collecting Books

Becoming a collector

Lexington Herald-Leader
04/08/2006

“Determining value: An old book is not necessarily a financially valuable book. Classics of literature are good bets to collect, but other older works of fiction won’t necessarily have a broad appeal to potential buyers, says Charlene Coffield, owner of A Tale of Two Sisters in Southlake, Texas, which sells 20th-century first-edition fiction. Old non-fiction often is more marketable, she says. It appeals to potential buyers who might be interested not just in the book, but in the subject.”

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