The Rare Book Sleuth is based in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in first editions, signed books and notable rarities across a variety of fields. As a proud member of the ABAA, The Rare Book Sleuth adheres to the highest standards of professionalism in the field and offers a range of client services, including appraisals. We offer prompt, professional and individualized services and are happy to help you no matter your needs. We are always seeking to acquire fine books or entire collections, purchased or on consignment, and will certainly travel to see noteworthy items. Whether you are an avid collector that can’t seem to track down that final volume, a novice wondering where to start, or you’re trying to find the perfect gift, we can help.

The Rare Book Sleuth is owned and operated by Kevin Sell, a book dealer with more than 10 years of professional bookselling experience. Kevin holds degrees in philosophy and psychology, is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Bookselling Seminar and is a recipient of the IOBA Educational Scholarship. His notable media appearances include an episode of Pawn Stars and several journalistic pieces centering on the book trade’s use of social media. When he’s not reading or selling books, Kevin enjoys long distance running and spending time with his wife and son.

Accepted payment methods include all major credit cards, Paypal, check, cryptocurrency and wire transfer. You may purchase a book on our website, or contact us via email or phone. Institutional courtesies extended.
Items are carefully packaged for shipment with full insurance. International and expedited shipping options available.
All sales are fully refundable if not received as described, and returnable for any reason within 14 days.
Close (esc)


Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.


Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now