TIPS FOR ASPIRING COLLECTORS
Firstly, look for books you enjoy. There’s nothing wrong with collecting books simply because they’re beautiful.
Hunt for first editions, but sometimes the second edition can be better. For example, a book may be printed cheaply initially, and with proceeds, the second edition might be printed on better quality paper and with improved cover art.
Deluxe editions (for example, books with limited runs of different cover art) also hold value, but many purists still prefer the first edition.
You can also collect books for the illustrations, for instance, books that contain the work of illustrator Arthur Rackham are extremely valuable.
Browse flea markets, second-hand bookshops, online and book auctions.