Want to start selling at Catawiki’s book auction?

Catawiki auctions are supervised by professional auctioneers and attract millions of potential bidders from around the world.

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About Catawiki's book auction

Collections of written material have existed in some form for thousands of years. Among the earliest specimens are the clay tablets of Mesopotamia and Egyptian Papyrus containing ancient hieroglyphs. In Europe, hand-copied religious manuscripts were common until the invention of the printing press by the German blacksmith, Johannes Gutenberg in 1440. Since Gutenberg’s discovery, books and printed material have had a profound impact on human civilisation - enabling the sharing of knowledge on a global scale. Today, dealers and collectors around the world buy and sell in order to meet the huge global demand for rare books.

With thousands of lots each week, viewed by millions of potential bidders, Catawiki offers a dedicated online marketplace for selling your treasured books. Our auctioneers are experts when it comes to antique books on a huge range of subjects - they supervise our book auctions. Furthermore, our notary officials work to guarantee the validity of bids, offering complete peace of mind for sellers. What’s more, Catawiki’s secure payment system offers buyers and sellers a great online marketplace experience.

Whether your shelves are stacked with books on Art or Travel; Literature or Children’s Stories, Catawiki’s book auctions regularly feature high-value and sought-after works of literature, along with a range of specialist and niche titles to suit a variety of interests. Catawiki is the best place to sell your books - start selling today!

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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