Sydney Rare Book Auctions are experts in rare and antiquarian books. 

Owner and auctioneer, Paul Feain has over 40 years experience in the rare book trade. He established the Cornstalk Bookshop in 1980 and is now one of Sydney’s leading antiquarian booksellers. Paul was previously the President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and previously on the executive of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers(ILAB). He remains a member of both organisations.

An overview of the selling process is outlined below:

  1. Please call us to discuss your books, so we can give an opinion as to whether the books are saleable to our clientele. 
  2. If your books are saleable, we arrange collection or delivery of the books to our offices in Ultimo, Sydney. If you are sending the books to us please send to our mailing address: PO Box 336, Glebe, NSW 2037, Australia. It is very important to have your information in every box so we can identify whose owns the books and are able contact you. 
  3. The team at SRBA will catalogue the items as stand-alone lots, or as groups of books. Vendors will be sent a list of their items before the auction for review.
  4. We run timed auction and live auction. The live auction takes place at the SRBA offices in Ultimo Sydney and is also live online, with buyers joining from around the world. 
  5. After buyers have paid for their items, SRBA will pay the vendors minus their commission.
  6. Unsold lots may be relisted, or returned to the vendor 

All books are photographed and these are displayed online