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 Want to Sell Your Book Collection?

Make selling your collection EASIER, QUICKER and more accurate.

Digitally Photograph Your Book Collection.

We buy anywhere from five to ten entire book collections each year.  Since condition and edition are of paramount importance, we need an accurate idea of both to make a bid that maximizes the value of your books.  A very good idea of what your collection is worth to us can be formed if you can spend thirty minutes with a digital camera photographing the entire collection.  From these photos we can often make a final bid, although with complicated collections this is not always the case.

Please follow the instructions below.

Photograph the entire collection.  Take the highest megapixel camera you have and set the camera for the highest setting possible. PLEASE do NOT take low megapixel shots as this defeats the purpose; we need to see details and we can only see them when we have pictures taken at the highest setting. Photograph one shelf at a time (no more than fifteen books in one picture). As a general rule please DO NOT photograph with your cell phone as most cell phones have such small lenses that details are completely lost as soon as you enlarge the image.

If the books are near a window or windows, please switch on all lights in the library and cover the windows with curtains (or photograph at night) to prevent so-called “false” light.

Use a flash if the room is not bright, but BE CAREFUL to not let the flash bounce a reflection off the books.  Take the photos at a slight angle.  For best results photograph the entire collection once with flash and once without. If you have a tripod, USE IT. It will make for better results.

Transfer all the images to a computer, burn them on a CD or DVD, and send it to us.  Note that our e-mail server is able to accept up to 5 megabytes (mb) of data per e-mail and no more. So if you must e-mail, send the images in several e-mails. PLEASE DO NOT reduce the size of the images, as this severally degrades the image details. If you want to send a large batch of images via the Internet, contact us and we can give you our FTP server address and password, or you can send them via Dropbox. If you are not very computer-minded, the best thing is to send us a disk!  

If you have questions, contact:

Carrie Zrelak
Safari Press
15621 Chemical Lane, Bldg A
Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1506, USA

tel- 714-894-9080