When selling your rare books, results matter -- and Addison & Sarova delivers. If you spent years carefully piecing together your collection, then you need an auction house who will sell your books with the same care and attention with which you assembled them. We are an auction house dedicated exclusively to the sale of rare books, maps, and manuscripts.
We offer the modern plan of selling old books by using 21st century methods in combination with the traditional methods to achieve top-tier prices for your books. If you are looking for 19th century results, then there are other auction houses to choose from who have been around since the 19th century and still use 19th century techniques; but if you want 21st century results, then Addison & Sarova is the auctioneer for you.
Unlike the "big-box" auction houses, we have one focus and a clientele interested specifically in rare books and related material. This results in great prices for your books with less lead-time. Please take a moment to view the images on this page for a sampling of the types of results our consignors have enjoyed in past auctions.
Along with our singular focus and enthusiastic clientele we offer the best online bidding platform in the industry to complement our more traditional auction floor, absentee, and telephone bidding. Approximately 80% of bids placed in modern auctions are placed online. That is why an engaging online bidding platform is much more important to today's bidder than the physical location of the auction floor. Our catalogues appear in a variety of languages in every corner of the world, and our auctions are broadcast live.
There are many reasons why Addison & Sarova gets great results for its consignors - from record-breaking prices to 95% sold-rates - but much of the success enjoyed by us and our consignors has a lot to do with plain hard work, friendly customer service, experience in the rare book trade, and continuous training in modern auction psychology and strategy.
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