I have a sad email from Pam, who writes:
I am in need of some help. My mother recently passed away and had a collection of romance novels.
She told me once to make sure I sorted through them to remove the valuable or rare books from her collection.
However, I have no idea at all of what books or authors that would be considered important. I would like to do as she requested but I don’t know how.
I searched your web site for some ideas and noticed one paperback book by Laura London that was purchased for $27.
Is there somewhere I could obtain a list of desired books?
First, Pam, I am so sorry for your loss.
But I personally don’t know if there’s a definitive list of used romances that are worth a lot, aside from that one Nora Roberts novel she won’t reprint, original Windflowers, and The Christina Dodd With Two Arms, “Castles in the Air.” Do you know of any resource? Or is this sort of like the idea that your old baseball card collection is worth a lot, when unfortunately it’s not?
ETA: I can bet some would be most welcome at your local library donation box.