FAQS

So who are you ?

Abacus Used Books, is a Colorado company that has been in the book business for over 10 years. We have bought and sold in many subjects and from that have built long lasting relationships with collectors and institutions.

Do I have to travel somewhere in Colorado to sell my books?

No. We travel to your location no matter where you are located.Depending on the collection, we can fly anywhere in the United States.

I have a question about books. Is it ok to contact you with any questions?

Absolutely. As book lovers we are here to help as much as we can.

My company /organzation/business/society would like to weed out some of our books but we cannot accept money . How can you help?

When this situation occurs we are happy to make a check to any charity or organazation of your choosing.

How do I know if what I have is of interest to you?

We are interested in just about anything including Antiquarian, First Editions ,Art ,History ,Theology ,Western Americana , all hard sciences including Geology ,Chemistry, Physics, Math etc. If your not sure just give us a call

My friend told me my book is rare. Does this mean I should go on Antique Roadshow ?

There are a lot of books over the last 300 years that have survived and that are rare though a lot have no monetary value. Each book is unique and must be looked at individually.

My family bible is over 100 years old! Whats it worth?

A family bible is a priceless heirloom in terms of the association of different members of your family that have handled it throughout the years. The bible is the most printed book in history and numerous copies have survived. Like most other books there are exceptions and instances when a family bible can have monetary value.

Do you own a used bookstore in Denver or Boulder?

The short anwser is no.We do have a small office where by appointment someone can come by and browse our selection of fine books.

Do you think used bookstores will be around for awhile?

We regulary get this question. Currently in Denver there are over 65 unique used bookstores that range from general stock to theology and so forth.In the 1980s the mega chain bookstores hurt the local bookstore and in the 1990s the internet added to that. In saying that, no technology can replace the feeling of browsing a shelf of fine books.

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