buildyourlibrary

Your destination for new, used, vintage and antiquarian books, and curated book lots of all sorts.

We are an online bookstore, selling on eBay and Amazon, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Initially, we started out buying and selling used textbooks (see our store on Amazon.com), and have since branched out into selling curated book lots, as well as rare and collectible books, on eBay. The books we list on eBay come from both estates and private individuals, providing us with a diverse and always interesting selection. There are books to pique a multitude of interests.

Read more about us and what we do. If you have any questions, we’re always happy to help! Our goal is to find good homes for all our books, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Make sure to check out our blog, and connect with us on facebook, pinterest and twitter @TomTheBookGuy. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy reading!

~ Tom and the Book Guys.

Recent Blog Posts:

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham - This book reminds me that there can be valuable books in any genre. I don’t know crap about investing. Like cookbooks. But as far as cookbooks go, there are the early valuable editions of Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking, where Child is credited last. Otherwise I can’t think of any particular cookbooks that […]
  • Memory by H.P. Lovecraft - Hey, you! Thanks for stopping by. I couldn’t resist making this prose poem by H.P. Lovecraft into something pretty. It occurs to me it would make a great poster, but maybe that’s just me. What did you think of this little vignette? I’ve been on a Lovecraft kick recently, thanks in no small part to […]
  • Strangest Book of the Week #21 – The Jell-O Girl Entertains - Ahhhh, Jello! Not the fine dining experience it once was… The Jell-O Girl Entertains The Jell-O Company. No date, circa 1909-1910s? Illustrated by Rose O’Neill. Older folks will likely remember their mothers making extensive use of Jell-O in all kinds of dishes, way back in the day. Younger folks such as myself might be familiar […]
  • The Olympia Press - Publishing history is awash, believe it or not, with scalliwags and scoundrels, grifters and grumps of every temperament and perversity. In the 19th century, and earlier (and especially in the U.S.), there were dozens of publishers printing pirate copies of, for example, popular British authors like Charles Dickens. Copyright law eventually cracked down on this practice, […]
  • Desirable Mass Market Paperbacks - To people who want to read the recent best sellers but don’t want to pay full price for the hardcover, all mass market paperbacks are desirable… to begin with. They are designed that way; to be within the price range of the widest possible audience. You still need an eye-catching cover and decent typography, but the […]
  • Required Reading for Booksellers - The gall to suggest required reading to booksellers? OK – let’s make it a suggested reading list for new or wannabe booksellers. Presumably established booksellers will have their own lists and defend their choices to the death. This is fine. To the less initiated, I’d like to introduce a small selection of mostly fictional books […]

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