If you’re a rare book collector, you probably receive “New Arrivals” emails from your favorite dealers. You get first access to a few dozen great new listings right in your inbox, as soon as they’re online. What’s not to love?
You may also know the joys roaming hundreds of dealer booths at a rare book fair, and finding exactly the book you’ve been looking for –– or a pleasant surprise that adds something unique and unexpected to your collection. The thrill of the unexpected discovery is what book collecting is all about.
But if you’re an avid collector or a dealer scouting for your clients, keeping up with every email newsletter takes work. And with in-person book fairs on hold indefinitely, you’re probably missing the excitement of exploring a wide range of new material from hundreds of dealers in one place.
RareBookInsider.com is a new way to find the best rare books that are just hitting the market. We combine the convenience of the New Arrivals newsletter with the breadth and diversity of an in-person book fair. The result is a steady flow of new listings every day, drawn directly from inventories of hundreds of the world’s best rare book dealers, ready for you to explore at your leisure.
Our site publishes around 500 listings each day, with listings averaging roughly $1,000 each. That’s $500,000 worth of new rare books, manuscripts, photographs to discover every day. (Curious to learn more? Check out our FAQ page here.)
So, while you’re waiting for the next in-person book fair or amazing dealer newsletter, check our site regularly for the best new material. You are certain to see something exceptional every time you visit.
Happy book hunting!
–Jeremy O’Connor & Michael DiRuggiero
We’ve been having fun buying, selling, and discussing rare books since 2000 when we co-founded The Manhattan Rare Book Company. This project is different as it turns the focus to what’s new and best from our esteemed colleagues around the world.