Resources: Books & Print History

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America   Membership organization for booksellers. Code of Ethics, newsletter, events, history and more.


The Americana Exchange is a web-based resource for those who deal in, deal with and/or collect books and related material. To build a community we provide free services. To support this collecting field we provide innovative paid tools that are changing the face of book collecting. Our primary free community building tools are AE Monthly, the most widely read periodical in the book collecting field, and Auction Search, the most effective search tool ever developed for the book auction field. The heart of our paid services on this site is the Americana Exchange Bibliographic Database, over a million records pertaining to fiction and non-fiction books, maps and ephemera including drama and poetry, science and medicine, angling, sports materials,binding, private press and a wide assortment of other printed items. It is extensive and it is easily sorted by KEYWORD and ADVANCED searches. There are extensive bibliographic records for the bibliophile but the emphasis is on priced records that contain information of significance. Recently, we have added a price-estimating tool that allows you to convert older prices to current values.

 American Printing History Association Encourages the study of printing history and its related arts and skills, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing

Antique Collectors Club Online We are world renowned publishers of definitive books on antiques and decorative arts, many of which are recognized as standard works of reference. All are beautifully illustrated and most are published in hardback. We also include many titles from selected publishers whose subject range complements our own.

BooksFYI Blog Antiques and Collectibles value reports and articles, price guide book reviews, antiques industry news, and all the news from!

Guide to Rare and Old Book Values - How much is my book worth?  Research your old books. Perform your own antique book appraisals. Search Fadedgiant's online database of over 50,000 antique book prices. The world's largest free online database of old book values and the ONLY free online old book price guide with values determined by auction prices. Booksellers price your antique books realistically.

Print Devices Searchable database of print devices - (signet) a trademark or design placed by the printer or publisher on the title page or elsewhere in the text to distinguish their productions.

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