Rare Books: They're not just for nerds anymore! Book collecting is not solely about passion -- it's also a great investment. Besides providing beauty and enjoyment, a rare book can also provide a return on your investment. If someone told you that you could double your money in 10 years, then you would probably listen, regardless of your interests and hobbies. On average, rare books typically double in value every 10 years. A book that sold for $1,000 in 1997 would now be worth approximately $2,000 in 2007. A book that sold for $1,000 in 1987 would be worth approximately $4,000! Rare books are a very safe investment, but not all collections are created equally. If you are new to collecting and would like to gear your collection toward value and investment, we will be happy to assist you. Toward the bottom of this page, you will find out more about what Addison's can do for your investment collection! Will every single book double in value every 10 years? Not exactly, and that is why Addison's is the best place to purchase rare books. The rare books that we offer are books which have the highest likelihood of maintaining increasingly high values over time. This is no accident. We select our online inventory very carefully. Nearly all of our books are titles and editions which have been rare and in demand since they were printed. At Addison's online, the books you find will provide a stable and safe investment. The books we offer are truly rare. Even during periods of lower demand for one of our titles, value is increased because, at the end of the day, our books are truly rare. Most of our books are 1 of only 2 or 3 copies listed for sale world-wide. In fact, some of our books are so rare that we hold the only copies currently for sale. Furthermore, we try to provide books of great condition and beauty. Most of our books are always going to be worth more than the "average copy" inasmuch as most of our books are far above average due either to great condition or custom bindings.
Ready to Begin an Investment Library?
Building an investment library is not only a great financial decision, but it is an investment that can provide you with great enjoyment, knowledge, and beauty. But if you are not an experienced collector as well as someone very familiar with the rare book market, then you are very unlikely to get the most out of your investments. After all, the banks or funds who hold your savings are experts, and you trust them to make the best decisions with your money because that is their area of expertise. Our area of expertise is book investment, and we focus on books that not only appreciate in value, but books that can be quickly sold when it is time to cash-in. If you are really serious about building a small, medium, or large investment library, then we will be happy to help. Based upon your individual goals, amount of investment funds, and your specific interests, we will taylor an investment library for you. Do you want to invest for 10 years or 30? Do you want to invest 20K in a library or 500K? Either way, we will determine the best investment books for you, and we'll keep you away from books with less potential for value increase. Obviously, we offer a limited inventory online, and to build a proper investment library for you, then you would need to look to dealers all over the world. But don't worry -- we are rare book brokers, and we don't just hand clients a list of good investment books and send them on their way; we locate the books for you. Furthermore, we negotiate with dealers to acquire those books for discounted prices, saving you money and building your investment library at the best price. We listen to you to understand your goals, create a library for you on paper, locate the desired books, negotiate lower prices, and in the end you will have done very little. With Addison's, this service will not cost you a dime. In fact, you will save money. We make our money on the transaction between associate dealers and you. For example, we may locate a book with a value and asking price of $2,000, and we would likely negotiate a price of about $1,700, one dealer to another. At that point, we would effectively resell the book to you at a small mark-up for about $1,750. We make $50 for our time, and you save $250. We win, and you win as well. This is another advantage we offer our clients: Not only do we build your library with the best investments, we purchase those books on your behalf at lower prices which you are unlikely to achieve on your own unless you are a book dealer and experienced in negotiating with book dealers.
Your investment library will provide you with great returns, low risks, enjoyment, and beauty. If you wish to start small and build your own library, then we certainly encourage you and wish you the best of luck. If you wish to build a larger collection specifically designed to increase in value and, later, be easily converted into cash, then we strongly encourage you to contact us today by writing to info@OneRareBook.com.
100% returns over 10 years represent the average amount a rare book appreciates according to most auctioneers, pricing resources, collectors, and dealers of rare books. Addison's does not promise returns of 100% over ten years but promises in good faith only to provide clients with selections with high potential for average to above average appreciation.