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Contact Unicorn Books

If you have an queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. This is the quickest way to contact us.

You can also call us on the following number:

+64 9 425 8521

Sell your books

Sell your books

We Buy Books for Cash

We are always in the market to buy second hand vintage books, newspapers, magazines, prints, posters, drawings, maps/charts and historic ephemera.

This can be from either private vendors having a clean out or estate/private collection sales.

A large part of our mission is to get old book collections back into the hands of readers who will appreciate them as much as the last owner did, rather than ending up being thrown out.

Just email us some photos of your items and we can quickly provide you an appraisal and offer.  For larger lots we can travel to complete an appraisal, once a offer in principal is agreed.

Our Points of difference

  • We purchase from all over New Zealand.
  • Our appraisal service is fast.
  • Our prices paid are among the highest industry wide.
  • Payment immediately direct to your bank account.
  • We normally take care of the shipping for you.

Feedback from vendors that we have already purchased from is included in our customer feedback, as displayed via each product listing.

Sorry, we do not sell collections on consignment or self-published new books.

Book Valuation Service

Unicorn Books Ltd also provides a leading valuation service for books and ephemera.

Our team have years of experience in trading rare books and ephemera worldwide, and one of our company directors has practiced as a valuer since 2004.  This includes an affiliation to Valuers Institute of NZ.

Valuations can be included with books that we have sold, or be completed for single items or larger collections.

Valuations can be for determining either the current market retail value or for insurance.

To complete a valuation, all we require for single items are some high-quality images via email and a summary of its condition and any relevant history.  For larger collections we normally require to travel to sight the items.

Call us for a no obligation fee estimate.

Gift Vouchers

Unicorn Books also sells gift vouchers - just click the product link under books for sale / gift voucher category or click here Unicorn Book Shop Gift Vouchers

To redeem a gift voucher - just phone or email us with the book stock number that you are interested, as well as your voucher number. 09 425 8521