Between the Covers
Although our website is designed to emulate an open shop, our building is really more like an antiquarian and used book warehouse. Most of our stock is not shelved or stored in a manner conducive to browsing (we actually use our own website to browse our inventory, just like you), and so we do not actively encourage visitors. But if you are traveling through the Philadelphia area and would like to stop by, please contact us first to arrange a visit.
Whether you are entirely new to collecting, branching into a new area, or would like to discuss whether a particular copy is right for you, we can offer professional advice backed by many years of experience.
Selling Your Books
We actively buy books in the subjects that we sell. If you have items to sell, when contacting us please include the author, title, publisher, date of publication, edition (if known), if a dustjacket is present, whether the book has any special attributes (such as an authorial inscription) and what condition flaws you observe. We will contact you if we need further information, or to make a tentative offer in a certain price range based on the information you provide. After that, we will arrange to examine the book and make a firm offer and either send you a check or the book, as you wish.
We have a large archives of high quality, high resolution rare book images. We routinely provide them to publishers, magazines, marketing departments, etc. We have a sliding scale fee structure, depending on intended usage. All book images on this site are copyright Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc. and may not be used without our permission.