Garden City Books is owned by Sarah Goodman, MA Antiques and is experienced in advising on antiquarian and vintage books.

Too Many Books? Let me Help.

Whether you are looking to free up a few shelves or are having to dispose of a relatives’ belongings why not give me a call for some free advice. I can quickly suggest which should be kept, recycled to charities and those which should be valued.

House Clearance

At what is often a sad time it can be bewildering knowing where to start when clearing a house. Very often the books will add to your clearance bill as most will be treated as rubbish. Bring us in before you call the Clearance Company, and we can make sure your treasures are identified and are not undervalued or destroyed.


We aim to help you realise the best values for your books, by comprehensive research into pricing, looking at fixed on-line prices as well as auction records. For the more valuable books we offer a commission service whereby we will sell the books on your behalf for a percentage of the selling price, storing the books here for up to 6 months. If you do not wish us to sell your books but would still like them valued we’d be happy to help, for which an hourly rate is charged. For the very rare and collectible books we can arrange for them to go to auction, for which we charge a small administration fee.


If you have books to dispose of or would like advice on please contact me by email with a brief description and some overview photos.