Antiques & Collectibles

Antique and collectible books can open your eyes to a whole new way of viewing the products of human creativity. Entering an antique or collectible store can be dazzling, and sorting through the vast array of beautiful things can be challenging without help. Antiques used to be defined as classical or pre-classical man-made objects, but nowadays, they are simply viewed as created things from the past. Collectibles could be antiques, but can also be more modern pieces (such as Lladro figurines) that typically revolve around a physical element of a piece celadon, for example) or a concept (for instance, dolls).

The quest for antiques and collectibles was typically the domain of the wealthy and government-funded entities (like museums), but now many people can access the beautiful, unusual, and rare. Both modern and vintage antique and collectible books help make this possible. Interested in antiquing, but not sure where to start? Antiquing Secrets: Fastest Way To Discover Antique History & Learn How To Collect Antiques Like A Seasoned Veteran by Bowe Packer can help with those first steps. Seasoned collectors may wish to bring along the latest Miller's Antiques Handbook Price Guide. This guide was developed by antiques expert Judith Miller to encompass the broadest range of objects possible.

Collectors who buy antique and collectible books will find that the range of material is as varied as people. Those who enjoy art might scoop up Doug Woodham's Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art. Curious about the history of collectors? Erin Thompson's Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present provides an in-depth look at the history and complex psychology of collecting.

Collectors who expand their libraries of antique and collectible books have a distinct advantage: they have the wisdom of scholars at their fingertips, increasing the chance that their next find will be amazing. Browse AbeBooks seller listings to find your collecting niche.