West Chester Books is an independent dealer in rare and antiquarian books located in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania.  We assist collectors and estates in liquidating books, including collections and single volumes.   We buy rare and antiquarian books by appointment.

Our Services

We deal in collectible books.

PURCHASE:  We purchase individual volumes and collections.

APPRAISAL:  We do not appraise.  It is unethical for a company to provide an appraisal when they are in the business of purchasing items in the same class as those items to be appraised.  We can arrange for a formal appraisal from one of our associates.


Some Current Inventory

Visit our online store HERE, after clicking “continue reading”  below.  The online store contains only part of our inventory.    In addition to the online inventory, we have a large supply of Chester County, PA ephemera. We have thousands of books in stock every day.

Estates and Seniors

As our society ages, a common problem is “what do we do with the books?”  It is virtually impossible to get even a small fraction of the value using self marketing.  Book stores are looking for donations not purchasing opportunities.  We will come to the house and sort the wheat from the chaff.  We will tell you which books you should throw out, which you should donate, and which we can liquidate for you.  Most people find that the amount they receive after our fee greatly exceeds what they could have received on their own.  More importantly, we help get rare, valuable books into the hands of buyers who will treasure and protect them. Don’t donate books to a retail business, sell them to us.


We are located in the heart of historic West Chester, PA. We do not have a traditional retail store, but we do see people by appointment. We sell exclusively to our international list of known collectors, on-line and through auction houses.