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Book Evaluation with Head to Tail Books 

November 16 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Would you like to have your vintage books evaluated? Ever wondered what stories they might tell other than what’s written on the page? Make an appointment at the museum to meet with Michele Wan, proprietor of Head to Tail Books, to learn more about your old books. 

Examples of materials to bring for evaluation: 

  • Handpress-era books 
  • Modern books 
  • First editions 
  • Books by authors from marginalized or underrepresented communities (people of color, LGBTQ+, women, etc.) 
  • Historical and fine bindings 
  • Quirky and unusual publications 
  • Ephemera and manuscripts (letters, notes, advertisements, etc.) 

30-minute appointments cost $75 and may be made for no more than 5 items. Should you have over 5 items, please contact Ms. Wan for a private appointment on another day.  

Appointment bookings can be reserved with the form below. 

Head to Tail Books is a bookstore for rare, vintage, and collectible books, open online and by appointment in Westport, Connecticut. Prior to establishing the store, Ms. Wan cataloged rare books and manuscripts as the Special Collections Cataloging Librarian for Columbia University Libraries. She also managed the CABS-Minnesota Diverse Voices Fellowship for early-career booksellers from 2021-2023. Ms. Wan attended Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, as well as the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 

Opinions of value are informal and may not be used for insurance or charitable donation, which require a certified appraisal. 


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