Selling Books Online
Friends of Canadian Libraries
May, 2011

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These guidelines are based on the experiences of groups that sell books online and on information generously shared, with permission, by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Federations (ALTAFF).


  • Why Sell Books Online?
  • Tips How to Get Started
  • Online Book Selling Companies
  • How to Choose Books to Sell Online
  • Some sites to check for the value of books
  • What to Choose
  • Book Description and Condition
  • What is a First Edition?
  • Pricing Books
  • Logistics of Selling
  • Packing and Shipping Books
  • Resources