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Buying, Collecting and Selling Old and Antique Cookbooks
If you love cooking and trying out new recipes, you might enjoy collecting old cookbooks or dealing in them online. Here are tips for buying vintage cookery books and selling them for extra money.
Value of Old Cookbooks
How old should the cookbooks be that you collect or sell? Though there is no precise definition of what makes a cookbook valuable, generally books at least 25 years old or so are of interest to some collectors. Books of this age usually include some recipes that are new to the cooking enthusiasts buying them. Very old or "antique" cookbooks may be 100 or more years old, but not necessarily any more valuable than the newer "vintage" books. This is because many old books are quite common and abundantly available for sale. Often times an unusual small, thin paperback cookbook is much more of a find for collectors than true antique cookbooks. And will sell for substantially higher prices.
Consider collecting or selling older regional cookbooks. You can concentrate on a particular area or look for books from any area of your state, county, county etc. All types of groups and organizations such as towns, churches, clubs, fraternal organizations etc compile cookbooks of regional recipes. Often they are softcover and spiral-bound.
Another idea is to collect or deal in ethnic or national theme cookbooks. You might look for books featuring Scandinavians, Native Americans, Japanese, Hawaiians, or any other group of people. Often these fun cookbooks include interesting, colorful background and cooking method information as well as recipes.
Specific Food or Cooking Method Cookbooks
You might enjoy collecting or selling cookbooks based on one type of food or food category such as tomatoes, vegetables, bananas, pies, slow cooking etc. Some of these cookbooks, such as candy recipe books, are harder to find than other types and usually in demand.
Buying Antique Cookbooks
There are great online sources for buying old cookbooks. If you are interested primarily in collecting, check out Internet used book-selling sites such as Advanced Book Exchange and Alibris. Online auction sites such as eBay are also rich sources of collectible cookbooks. Other good places to look for vintage cookbooks are sites selling antiques and collectibles.
Selling Old Cookbooks
If you would like to deal in old cookbooks, you may find some to buy and resell at the Internet sources listed above. Also check out local garage and estate sales, rummage sales, thrift stores, used bookshops, and antique stores. Vintage cooking books of recipes can show up almost anywhere.
To determine possible value and scarcity of your books, you might want to use online sites like BookFinder. Then decide to sell your cookbooks through Internet bookseller sites, auctions or a combination of both. There is an ongoing interest in cooking and a demand for unique cookbooks -- so consider being involved in this fascinationg field!