Have Books to Sell?

  Great!  Because I buy books...

I can't buy all books, but there are many I like to handle, and in many cases you will have some that I will be interested in.

 

First, these are books I can't or choose not to buy:

  • Books that smell – smoke, pets, mildew, whatever, if they are smelly, no one wants smelly books, and neither do I.
  • Books that have significant damage. You know... missing pages, pages with large tears, lots of writing or underlining.
  • Books featuring erotic or sexual behavior, basically, anything considered “mature”.
  • Books that are newer than 1990 (mostly, there are a few exceptions but I do not buy James Patterson, Jack Reacher, and definitely not romance novels!).

What do I buy?
Glad you asked!
See the list below, it spells out exactly what I work with…

 

The (alphabetized) list of what I (typically) buy:

Specific Titles / Series / Characters:

• “Alice in Wonderland” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Altered States” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Babar”… (vintage, no bar-codes on the back)
• “Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook” (vintage, hardcover only)
• “Casablanca” (vintage, large format books about the film, hard or soft cover)
• “Catch-22” (hardcover or paperback if vintage)
• “Chronicles of Narnia, The” (vintage, hard or soft cover – complete multi-book sets only, not individual books)
• “Classics Illustrated” Comics (only science fiction titles please)
• “Clockwork Orange, A” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (vintage hardcover or paperback novel, again most as long as not kid titles)
• “Day of the Triffids, The” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Dr. Who” (anything vintage)
• “Driving Miss Daisy” (vintage hardcover screenplay)
• “Dune” books (vintage, hard or soft cover, “Dune”, “Children of”, and “Messiah” only please)
• “E. T.” (vintage hardcover or paperback novel, again most as long as not children’s books)
• “Foundation” (vintage, original trilogy only, hard or softcover)
• “Frankenstein” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “I Am Legend” (vintage, also titles “The Omega Man”, hard or soft cover)
• James Bond (vintage, hard or softcover, Ian Fleming titles only)
• “Jungle Book” (Kipling, vintage, hard and soft cover, not Disney animated books)
• “Little Prince, The” (vintage, hardcover only)
• “Lord of the Flies, The” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Man Who Walked the Towers, The” (hardcover)
• “Moby Dick” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Peter Pan” (vintage, hard cover only)
• “Seven Years in Tibet” (vintage hardcover, with jacket)
• Sherlock Holmes (vintage hardcover, the stories or books discussing the character and stories)
• “Space Trilogy, The” (C.S. Lewis, vintage, hard or soft covers – complete 3 book sets only)
• “Star Wars” (vintage paperbacks, hardcovers, fan and film mags, most anything except kids titles)
• “Stepford Wives, The” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Strange Adventures” Comics (not all, primarily dependent upon the cover art)
• Tarzan (vintage hardcovers only, with jackets)
• “To Kill A Mockingbird” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Ulysses” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Watership Down” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Wind in the Willows, The” (vintage, hard and softcover, illustrated preferred)
• “Winnie the Pooh” (vintage, hard cover, illustrated, )
• “Wizard of Oz, The” (vintage, hard or soft cover, any original Baum titles)
• “Wrinkle In Time, A” (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• “Wuthering Heights” (vintage, hard or soft cover)

 

Specific Authors, People, and Topics:
• Aalto, Alvar (large format hardcovers chronicling his works)
• Allen, Woody (vintage, hard or soft cover, his writings, large format books on his films, illustrated)
• Asimov, Isaac (vintage, specifically Foundation, Chronicles of Bible and Science and Shakespeare)
• Austen, Jane (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Baskin, Leonard (vintage, hard or soft cover, books illustrated by or about his works)
• Beardsley, Aubrey (large format hardcovers featuring his works)
• Bogart, Humphrey (vintage, large format hard or soft covers covering his film career)
• Bradbury, Ray (vintage, his books, and books about his books, no bios)
• Bronte Sisters (vintage, their books, and books about his books, bios ok)
• Brooklyn Bridge (history, photography)
• Burroughs, Edgar Rice (vintage hardcover or paperback, Tarzan, Mars/Barsoom)
• Capote, Truman (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Chandler, Raymond (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Child, Julia (vintage, hardcover only, books by and some about her)
• Chrichton, Michael (some early works)
• Dahl, Roald (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Dick, Philip K. (vintage, hard or soft cover, his works, books about his work, books on films)
• Doyle, Arthur Conan (vintage, primarily hardcover)
• Einstein, Albert (vintage, books by and about his work, not bios)
• Eliot, T.S. (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Elvis (some vintage books about the King)
• Emerson, Ralph Waldo
• Fellini, Federico (screenplays, books about films, not bios)
• Fisher, Carrie (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Fitzgerald, F. Scott (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios or titles about him)
• Fitzgerald, Zelda (vintage, hard or soft cover, her works, bios accepted on this one)
• Fleming, Ian (vintage, hard or soft cover, bios potentially acceptable here)
• Gibson, William (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Greenwich Village (history of, photo books about)
• H.G. Wells (sci fi titles, vintage, hardcover or paperback)
• Hammett, Dashiell (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Hemingway, Ernest (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Hepburn, Audrey (vintage, hard or soft cover, books about life and films, illustrated)
• Hitchcock, Alfred (vintage hard or soft cover, books about his films)
• Hudson River School of Painters (vintage, large format hard or soft cover)
• Huxley, Aldous (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Joyce, James (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Kafka, Franz (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios, but commentary potentially acceptable)
• Kent, Rockwell (vintage, hard or soft cover, books illustrated by or about his works)
• Kerouac, Jack (vintage, hard or soft cover, his titles, not bios)
• Le Guin, Ursula K. (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Lem, Stanislaw (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Logan’s Run (hardcover or paperback, vintage unless special edition)
• Lovecraft, H.P. (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Marilyn Monroe (vintage, large hardcover photo books)
• Martin, Steve (vintage hard or soft cover, his writings, no bios)
• Matheson, Richard (vintage hard or softcover)
• Marvel Comics (Omnibuses, Special Editions, not individual comics, vintage in most cases)
• Miller, Arthur (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Nabokov, Vladimir (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• New York City history, photography, architecture (vintage, larger format (usually), illustrated)
• New Yorker Magazine books (vintage, featuring collections of topical matter from the magazine)
• Orwell, George (vintage, hard or soft cover, books about him and his works potentially acceptable)
• Plath, Sylvia (vintage, hard or soft cover, her works, not bios or commentary about)
• Poe, Edgar Allan, (vintage, hard or soft cover, any of his works, not bio or commentary)
• Potter, Beatrix (vintage, hardcover, illustrated)
• Pynchon, Thomas (early, hard or softcover)
• Rackham, Arthur (vintage hardcover, books illustrated by or about his work)
• Rand, Ayn (vintage, hard or soft cover, her works and books about her works and philosophy)
• Salinger, J.D. (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Scarry, Richard (vintage without barcodes on the back, hardcover only)
• Sedgewick, Edie (vintage, hard or soft covers, bios OK, books on the Factory scene)
• Sendak, Maurice (vintage titles by or including his work)
• Sexton, Anne (vintage, hard or soft cover, her works, not bios)
• Shakers (vintage large format picture books featuring homes, furnishings, etc.)
• Sherlock Holmes (vintage, hard or soft cover, pretty much anything as long as vintage and not kid titles)
• Silverstein, Shel (vintage, hardcover only)
• Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Steinbeck, John (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Tolkien, J.R.R. (vintage, pretty much anything by or about predating Jackson films, and some things about)
• Twain, Mark (primarily Tom and Huck, some other, no bios)
• Twin Towers / WTC (items featuring published in 1970’s and 1980’s)
• Verne, Jules (sci fi titles, vintage, hardcover or paperback)
• Victorian History (primarily large hardcover detailing architecture, places, habits)
• Virgil Finlay (books chronicling his work or books illustrated by)
• Vonnegut, Kurt (vintage, hard or soft cover, his works, not bios or discussion of his writings)
• Warhol, Andy (vintage, Diaries, books on “The Factory”, books on his works, illustrated)
• Weegee (books including or about his work)
• Wharton, Edith (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• White, E.B. (vintage, hard cover only, very good condition, his works, not bios)
• Wilde, Oscar (vintage, hard or soft cover)
• Williams, Tennessee (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)
• Woolf, Virginia (vintage, hard or soft cover, not bios)

 

If you have items on this list, call, text or email me:
Cell or text: 518.520.0413
Email: lookingtosell@hudsonfinebooks.com

And, I come to you, so you don’t have to schlep your books around.