Welcome to AARDVARK RARE BOOKS, an online bookstore owned by Ezra "The Bookfinder" Tishman since 1995. We sell, buy, and appraise collectible books, manuscripts, and other valued paper and ephemera, and are active members of ABAA, IOBA, ILAB, and ASA. We are based in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, but serve the whole world. 

Aardvark Rare Books strives to ensure our customers share a friendly, fair, and rewarding experience:

BUYERS: Peruse our eclectic selection of rare and unusual publications on this site, and feel free to let us know what you are seeking. We have new books going up regularly.

SELLERS: We pay top prices for fine books and other paper, whether an individual title or an entire library. 

  • NOW ESPECIALLY SEEKING: Handwritten diaries, photo albums, scrapbooks, advertising catalogues, unusual maps/charts, pamphlets, historical letters, salesman sample books, old posters -- anything printed. 

     E-mail:  thebookfinder@gmail.com 

SEEKERS OF APPRAISAL SERVICES for Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives: Ezra Tishman is an accredited Appraiser of Books, Manuscripts and Archives (ASA: American Society of Appraisers)

       USPAP-Compliant Appraisals for Collectors, Libraries, and Institutions for:

  • Charitable Contributions
  • Purchase or Sales Consultation
  • Insurance Scheduling or Claim
  • Estate Disposition
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets
  • Dissolution of Partnership

     E-mail:  bookappraisals@gmail.com