To talk to Jason about your book collection disposal or sale, please telephone 07791962785.
We will leave no books behind! If you have a collection of books that you need to re-home, I prefer to consider the whole book collection as one, and prefer to be able to try and find good new homes for every single title-from the least fashionable book up to the most fashionable book.
Every book was of value to the people who collected them in the first place.
The least fashionable books will be sold at my independent bookshop in Haggerston (Burley Fisher Books) for anything from 50p upwards -making them affordable to all.
Whenever possible, I try to elevate currently overlooked books with intense research and a description that will present a relatively forgotten title to a more enthusiastic audience.
The most fashionable books will be individually catalogued and and will pay for the cost of the whole collection of books (if they are not going to be a donation) and for further costs (of valuation, packing up, transportation, storage, as well as all existing operational online and bookshop expenses).
Profitable income pays for incentivising and training as many bookshop staff as we can reasonably afford, with the hope that they will, in turn, progress to managing their own independent bookshops elsewhere in London or the UK.
Currently we have Books Iconica in Brick Lane and the National Theatre Bookshop under ownership or management of recent former staff members (Mhairi McGeachy & Jake Franklin). Burley Fisher Books, in Haggerston, is also currently run by my business partner, Sam Fisher, who was a former member of staff at my book shop in Old Street (that is now permanently closed due to the end of my security of tenure there).
Thank you for your help to secure the future of a few more independent bookshops.
Every book was valuable to the person who first bought it. Every book is valuable now to the person who buys it from our bookshop or our website.