What is the Rare Book Room and what can I put in there?

Modified on Tue, 14 Mar 2023 at 05:19 PM

Our Rare Book Rooms are an exclusive section of our website, designed to satisfy the cravings of avid readers and book collectors alike. Imagine discovering a curated collection of books that are not only rare but also bursting with character and charm.

Our team of professional independent booksellers is dedicated to offering a unique selection of books that you simply won't find anywhere else. They've scoured the globe to find books with that special something - be it historical significance, exceptional condition, or unique features like signed copies, first editions, or limited editions.

What can I put in a Rare Book Room?

To qualify for the Rare Book Room, your listing must have a price of at least USD $100.00 and have at least one photo added.

Rare Book Room 

Is there a fee?

The Rare Book Room is FREE.

What sells in the Rare Book Room?

Many types of unique or collectible items sell well in the Rare Book Room. Due to the visual nature of the Rare Book Room, listings sell particularly well if they have high-quality images with them. In particular, here are a few of the higher-end items that have sold through the Biblio Rare Book Room:

  • Gone With the Wind. Signed First Edition. $16,625
  • Catch-22. Signed First Edition. $7,500
  • Foundation Trilogy. 3 volumes; First Editions. $5,200
  • White Stains by Aleister Crowley. First Edition. $7,500
  • Profiles in Courage. Signed First Edition. $6,600


You will see the option to add to a Rare Book Room on each qualifying listing on your internal product listing page. 


Start by going to your bookseller menu and click on Inventory at the top of the page. Select Show Inventory. Use the Sort by the menu on the right side to sort your list by Newest first or Price (highest to lowest). You can also click With photos - that's on the left side of the page, under your Search Within options. That should get you a list of your most recently added (or most expensive) books which have photos added. Find books on that list that are priced at $100 or more. Click the SKU or the Edit button (pen and paper icon on the right) to get to the Edit listing page.

On the new Edit listing pages you'll see these tabs:


Rare book room and featured listings

Click on Rare book room and featured listings to add the item to a Rare Book Room. 

You will be able to choose the room which best fits that listing by subject. Once you add the item to your chosen book room, just hit the back button on your browser to get back to your list.

On the same page, you'll also see the option to add qualifying books to your Featured listings. Always be sure to hit the Save button when you're done.

Here's a short video that shows you how to add that special item to a Rare Book Room.

For details about managing your listings manually using internal tools, click here.

Please drop us an email at bookseller-support@biblio.com with any questions about how that works.


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