One of the questions I get asked most often is, “Where can I find the value of my used books?” Some people asking this question have just inherited their parents’ books and they wonder if these treasured volumes are valuable. Others are downsizing and want to know if they can sell their unwanted books or if they should simply donate them to a thrift store.
I began selling books online in 1998. From the beginning, I have found the website used.addall.com, a search engine that searches multiple book selling venues at the same time, to be a great way to determine prices for used books. AddALL also has a new book search engine and you can search magazines, music and movies on their site.
AddALL is a free service that is supported by ad revenue. It was built by book buyers for book buyers. And it also works very well for bookdealers and anyone who would like to get an idea of the value of their books.
At present, AddALL searches among 41 online bookstores, including Amazon.com. One thing to be aware of is that many bookdealers list the same book on multiple services at the same time. This increases the dealer’s chances of making a sale. So, when you search for a book on AddALL, you will see multiple search results from many different sites that are showing you the same book for sale by those dealers. Usually, there is only one copy available. So be aware of that.
Also, the prices you see listed in your AddALL search results are the prices dealer’s are asking for these books, not the prices they have sold for. So, for example, if you find a book listed for $100, this does not necessarily mean you can get $100 for your copy.
Below, you can search used.AddALL. Happy hunting. I hope the information you find there is helpful.