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Welcome to Graham Holroyd's Vintage Paperback Price Guide!


About the Price Guide

paperback price guide Searching for vintage paperback values? You have come to the right place! IGuide?is proud to host the online version of Graham Holroyd's Paperback Prices. The price guide is maintained by Graham Holroyd, whose Paperback Price Guide book has been the authority on vintage paperback values since its publication in 2003. The database contains tens of thousands of web pages of information on individual paperback books. Each page contains a description of the book and estimated values, as well as a section for "Real Market Data", actual prices contributed by our Board of Advisors.

Of course, a Vintage Paperback is only worth what a willing buyer will pay to a willing seller. A Guide is just a "guide." Please be aware that PRICES VARY WIDELY from region to region. Current estimated values are the result of many hours of research. And we invite anyone to help add and update data. Read the "What's A Wiki" section below for more info on how to help.

When selling wholesale, or selling your entire collection at one time, expect to be offered anywhere from 30% to 50% of the total retail value depending on the quality and condition of your items.

Browse the Price Guide Listings (click here)

About Prices

Prices vary widely. We strive to reflect actual selling prices rather than Internet "asking" prices, which are often inflated. The Prices shown on our Price Guide Detail Pages are reviewed and updated by our Board of Advisors. They are as up-to-date as possible. Want to suggest a Price Update? Help us keep up-to-date, click the FEEDBACK button at the very top center of each page.

How To Search

The search engine will find matching pages based on keywords you type into the Search Box found at the top of each page. The engine searches all categories of objects, not just this category.
DELL will return all database records containing the word DELL (including comic books and many other categories).

FREDRIC BROWN DELL will return all paperbacks by Fredric Brown published by Dell.

ACE 505 will return all paperbacks published by ACE and having a number containing 505.

FREDRIC BROWN DELL MAPBACK will return NO RESULTS because nowhere in the database is the word MAPBACK in the description.


A wonderful checklist by Robert Reginald entitled The Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959 was the first study into the history of paperback books. An early price guide (pre-Warren) by Kevin Hancer contributed greatly to the growth of the hobby. iGuide's database is based on a comprehensive checklist and price guide to paperback books by Jon R. Warren and published by Random Houses' "House of Collectibles" division in 1991. It was titled The Official Price Guide to Paperback Books. In 2003, the first edition of Graham Holroyd's Paperback Prices and Checklist was published by iGuide Media full disclosure: iGuide Media owns this site).

iGuide was founded in January, 1999 to address the question, "What's it Worth?" .

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Graham Holroyd's Vintage Paperback Site
Alex Henzel's great site dedicated to GGA Paperbacks