National Book Auctions


Put National Book Auctions to work for you ...

Today, books and collectible paper in estates are frequently worth a lot of money and it’s often difficult to spot the valuable from the mundane.

National Book Auctions can help you to better serve your estate clients, through specialized marketing of estate libraries and collections of rare paper items ranging from stamps and ephemera to photographs and artwork.

Our auction gallery in Ithaca, NY, is a portal to both regional and global markets through bi-monthly live auctions, augmented with internet-based marketing — reaching a global bidding pool. We are unique in the industry and our specialized service is key to realizing strong market prices for books and collectible paper.

We welcome an opportunity to serve you and your clients. We work with consignments ranging from individual items to complete estate libraries and bookstore inventories. Our auctions include rare and antique books, modern group lots, artwork, maps and collectible ephemera. Our service achieves higher prices for books and ephemera while client fees remain comparable to general auction companies. While much of our business comes from estates, we are available to any party with books or ephemera that are ready to be sold in a strong market.

We have created a simple form which will provide us with some preparatory information, to open a conversation about your material. Please complete this form with as much as detail as is available and click “Send Email.” You may also want to email us supporting files ( which contain information pertinent to your material.


Your Name
Your Email
Address ( include City/State/Zip)
Phone number
Location of material
Number of books (estimated)

Genres of books and is the collection heavy in
any particular genre(s)

Quantity of any ephemera and what type(s)
Any art, currency (including coins) or stamps
Condition of material
Age of material

History of the collection

Itemize any known high-value items
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"National Book Auctions has been an invaluable asset to the Buffalo-Erie Library System. Their professionalism, knowledge and efficiency is very impressive and we were more than delighted after receiving the first check for the books we consigned. The quality of their research and cataloging is unprecedented and we're confident that this attributed to the high return. I would recommend them to any library or other organization and we plan to use their services again."

- Stanton Hudson, Buffalo-Erie Library System

"David Hall of National Book Auctions was wonderful to work with. His extensive knowledge of printed material was instrumental in the success of our auction. We were extremely pleased with the outcome and we couldn't have done it without you."

- Joan C. Curtiss, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University

"David Hall was a tremendous help to our family as we went through the arduous task of liquidating my 94-year-old mother-in-law’s estate. David was kind enough to come to our home within 24 hours so that he could meet with our siblings who were in from out of town for only a weekend. Dave was reassuring, professional and incredibly knowledgeable about our books, art and other artifacts.

I called David first as he is a member of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. I highly recommend the services of National Book Auctions. Many thanks to Dave and his hard working staff. They made a painful task for our family so much easier.

- Mary and Alex Rachun, Tompkins County residents

"If you have a book or group of books to sell, these are the people to see. We were very pleased and would recommend National Book Auctions to anyone."

- M. Vaughn, family estate

"National Book Auctions was a wonderful find for our residential living/learning community library. We were able to fill our shelves with quality books for students' use at a very affordable price. I would recommend them for any individual or organization interested in purchasing single collectible books or shelf-lots of sorted high caliber books."

- J.M., Cornell University

"Our experience with National Book Auctions was exceptional. The process couldn't have gone more smoothly. When the final tally and check arrived, we were astonished with the results! We look forward to giving National Book Auctions our future business."

- Judy Wayno, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University


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