Why should I buy from an ABAA member rather than at auction, eBay or a garage sale?

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Because you get the best, most professional information and support. The members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association ofAmerica (ABAA) are known for their complete and accurate descriptions of the material they sell and all sales are guaranteed with the ABAA seal of authenticity and backed by the most comprehensive Code of Ethics in the trade, so you can buy with confidence knowing that you have recourse at any time. Many of the members have open shops where you can see what you are buying, usually a good idea, and the browse books you never thought of buying until you saw them. 


Antiquarian Booksellers' of America AssociationThe Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America is a trade association of 450+ members that was founded in 1949. Although the office is headquartered in New York City, member booksellers are located all over the U. S. Members specialize i the highest quality fine and rare books, maps, documents, authographs, ephemera and prints at all price levels.

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