Find out if your books are worth bucks

Are those old books you saw at a garage sale worth anything? Did you really find a first edition at the flea market? Do you have vintage treasures or just dusty old books?

The Friends of the Martin County Library System will offer the answers to these questions and more during an informative and entertaining event:
How to Identify and Sell Collectible Books
6–8pm, October 19
Blake Library
2351 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart.

The free seminar will be led by Steven Eisenstein, who has been in the rare book business for 47 years.
He promises a lively evening. “Rare books don’t have to be dull,” said Mr. Eisenstein, who in addition to being a vintage book guru, also has been an entertainment director in hotels and resorts. “There’s a lot of fun to be had.”

He will bring some sample books to discuss, but he also will interact with the audience and talk about books that people have brought to the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring one or two books for free evaluation.

The event is free, but donations to the Friends of the Martin County Library System will be welcome.


Steven Eisenstein is the owner of A-Book-A-Brac Shop in Miami Beach and host of Bucks on the Bookshelf on WDBFradio.com. He co-hosts another show – the Rare Book Cafe on BeLive.tv – with Thorne Donnelley, a fellow vintage book veteran who also will be on hand during the seminar.

Mr. Donnelley owns Liberty Book Store, an online shop based in Palm Beach Gardens. Both he and Mr. Eisenstein are members of the Florida Antiquarian Book Dealers Association.


The Friends of the Martin County Library System is a non-profit organization that supports programs, materials and equipment at the county’s six public library branches.

The organization helps to fund children’s programming, such as Family Place and Paws to Read; adult programming, including the Chautauqua South series; licenses for movie viewings; Martin’s Most Wanted Books; library staff development; volunteer appreciation; the library newsletter; and technology, such as the new RFID check-in/check-out systems.

Funds are raised through memberships, donations, and the sale of used books at each library branch and at the Friends’ Book Depot in the B&A Flea Market, Stuart.