The Brick Row Book Shop offers appraisal services of books, manuscripts and archives for insurance coverage, charitable contribution, estate tax, division of property and establishment of a value for sale.

We appraise single books, entire collections and libraries, and in the past 28 years we have performed hundreds of such appraisals for private individuals, institutions and corporations. Our appraisals are done in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and all relevant IRS guidelines and regulations. John Crichton is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers.

All appraisal work is billed at an hourly rate or at a negotiated fixed rate. Under no circumstances are our fees based on the value of the material being appraised.

Hourly rates for private individuals, institutions and corporations:

Transportation (one-way) to the inspection site, inspection, research and appraisal report preparation: $250.00 per hour

Research assistant: $100.00 per hour

For more information contact John Crichton at

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The Brick Row Book Shop             49 Geary Street, #230             San Francisco, California 94108             415.398.0414
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