About Ezra The Bookfinder:

EZRA THE BOOKFINDER AT AARDVARK BOOKS has been buying, selling, seeking and appraising individual books andentire personal or institutional collections full-time, since 1996.


There is no charge for the booksearch itself, no hidden fee, and never any obligation to purchase; we roll our costs into the price we quote you for the book --  no hard sell!



Right now we are especially seeking handwritten diaries, scrapbooks, old advertising materials, industrial catalogues kits or posters, large old maps old photo albums, -- anything printed that's old & cool. Condition is very important.



EZRA THE BOOKFINDER AT AARDVARK BOOKS is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America); ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers);  IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association) and an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

                                  email: thebookfinder@gmail.com








Ezra Tishman Book Appraisals, LLC., regularly performs appraisals of individual books, libraries, collections, manuscripts, and personal, creative, or institutional archives for purposes of:

Establishing Value For:

        1) Fair Market Value For Retail Sale;

        2) Insurance Scheduling or Loss;

        3) Charitable Donation for Tax Purposes;

        4) Estate Settlement /Equitable Distribution of Assets 

        5)Forced Liquidation of Assets                  

        6) Dissolution of Partnership or Marriage, etc. 


Appraisals are in strict compliance with the latest version (2020-2021) of USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). A. Ezra Tishman is an accredited Member in good standing of the A.S.A. (American Society of Appraisers)


          email:  bookappraisals@gmail.com





     •   The Internet is pretty much "The Wild West" out there; most sellers are   ethical, but many are either uninformed or downright dishonest. We take on all the risk. Knowledgeable, Approachable, Responsible, Friendly, and Ethical. Chances are you'll get what you paid for but so many booksellers are just cleaning out Granny's attic and know nothing about condition, correct description, or careful packing. 

We know someting about books and help you come to an unhurried decision about what you want, can afford, or can live without. And whatever you purchase, it is guaranteed to arrive safely on your doorstep, shipped promptly, packaged in ironclad fashion, with full recourse and no backtalk if any problems should arise. The Covid-19 Pandemic its affecting  the United States Postal Service is universally reducing certain service standards, temporarily we hope!

We are probably NOT the place to come to in order to find easily-obtainable books, discount prices, or to comparison shop for used books. We cost more -- and we assume all the risk you'd normally take on yourself. Some folks just want experienced professionals to help them build their libraries. That's where we come in. 

Rather, we may very well be the last place to come to, the folks you contact when you really do want to find the book, and are both willing to pay well for, and if necessary, wait for. We've called people back with their long-sought book in hand, six years later.  

Think of Ezra The Bookfinder as your Personal Book Detective. We specialize in locating the picture book your auntie or grandfather used to read aloud to you, or that beloved inspirational book you lent to a good friend to get through a challenging time, who married, moved away -- and, well, forgot to return , or that beautiful old, leather-bound dictionary you relied upon all through college that disappeared during your last move, or your mom's ancient, now-in-tatters Betty Crocker Cookbook that you're tired of trying to wrench away from your sister before every Thanksgiving, or maybe just an elusive title that's now out of print. Whatever book you need, we can help, and won't stop searching until we find it!

 Safe, Secure, and Accountable -- Always!

We work hard to make your bookbuying experience safe, easy and fun. Many of our clients are repeat customers, who have learned that they can rely upon Ezra The Bookfinder for a high-quality search, with excellent customer service. When you order from Ezra The Bookfinder, you're guaranteed to receive your book -- or all your money back. Ezra The Bookfinder is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America) and  IOBA  (Independent Online Booksellers Association); both of these organizations exact rigorous standards of professional honesty, and require members to maintain an ethical compass at true north. 

Ezra The Bookfinder is one of the oldest online booksearch services out there.  We offer a high rate of success and are well respected by colleagues, clients and competitors alike. We buy and sell books the world over, and are especially well-known for  dogged pursuit of our customer's book wants.

Finally, we're completely committed to a positive and ethical standard of business -- to serving you, our customers -- in the best way possible. Business is just one more backdrop for the deeper and more genuine work we humans are all here to do. Bookfinding and Appraisal are just what we love and do best!  We love books. Can't help it!


Can I return the book?

We accept returns for any reason, within thirty days, and only ask that you reach a human in our office with prior notification,  obtain return authorization. This will avoid delays.Once the book arrives safely back with us, in the exact same condition as when we sent it to you, we'll happily issue a refund.  If the book was incorrectly described the book, we pay your return postage.