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The titles in our Special Collections are available for sale. Please contact Books to Benefit at (309) 531-8320 to verify prices and learn more.* Titles are listed alphabetically by the author’s last name. Whenever possible, we have included the lowest price listed online through other book sale sites at the time the book was donated. Generally our books sell for 30% of the lowest online price. You will always find our prices are significantly lower than those found online.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to see any of the Special Collections books listed below, please contact Books to Benefit at (309) 531-8320.

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Alden, Mary

  • Cook Book for Children
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Andrews, Ralph

  • This Was Logging
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $15.00

Anonymous

  • Elizabeth and Her German Garden
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Anonymous

  • The Royal Crown Reader, Book 4th
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Anonymous Convicted Felon

  • Illustrated History & Description of (Illinois) State Prison etc.
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

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Black, William (ed.)

  • Practical Primer
  • Online Price $62.00Our Price $18.50

Boylston, Helen

  • Sue Barton, Staff Nurse (No. 7 in series)
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Brine, Mary

  • Grandma’s Memories
  • Online Price $45.00Our Price $13.50

Broughton, Philip

  • Pandy
  • Online Price $41.00-51.00Our Price $12.00

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Capuchin Monks

  • Capuchin Annual 1970
  • Online Price $92.00Our Price $28.00

Chagall, Marc

  • Chagall’s Jerusalem Window Postcards
  • Online Price $43.00-80.00 plusOur Price $13.50

Chagall, Marc

  • Chagall’s Postcards
  • Online Price $115.00 plusOur Price $34.50

Chudlarian, Ruben

  • Americans Built Communism
  • Online Price $57.50Our Price $17.50

Collier, Robert

  • Book of Life in 7 volumes
  • Online Price $95.00Our Price $25.00

Cottam, Calvin

  • Head First for Health
  • Online Price $199.50Our Price $60.00

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Daniels, Shouri

  • The Salt Doll
  • Online Price $99.95Our Price $30.00

Darcy, Mary Jean

  • Our Lady’s Feasts
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $20.00

De Long, Emma

  • Explorer’s Wife: Memoirs of the Wife of the Commander of the Jeannette Expedition
  • Online Price $450.00Our Price $125.00

Dickerson, Theophilus

  • Artisans & Artisans of Vanished Races
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00

Dunne, Edward

  • Illinois, the Heart of the Nation–5 vol.
  • Online Price $231.00Our Price $70.00

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Federal Writer’s Project

  • Massachusetts–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $25.00Our Price $15.00

Federal Writer’s Project

  • New Jersey–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Federal Writer’s Project

  • New Orleans City Guide–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $65.00Our Price $15.00

Federal Writer’s Project

  • New York Panorama
  • Online Price $57.50Our Price $15.00

Federal Writer’s Project

  • Ohio–American Guide Series
  • Online Price $48.98Our Price $15.00

Federal Writer’s Project

  • Virginia–a Guide to the Old Dominion
  • Online Price $45.00Our Price $15.00

Forbes, Esther

  • Paul Revere and the World He Lived In
  • Online Price $80.00Our Price $24.00

Freeman, Douglas S.

  • George Washington a Biography in 4 vols.
  • Online Price $100.00Our Price $30.00

Frere, Thomas

  • Hoyle’s Games
  • Online Price $45.00Our Price $10.00

Frost, John

  • Pictorial Life of General Washington
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

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Green, Nathan

  • The War With Spain
  • Online Price $68.00Our Price $20.00

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Halstead, Murat

  • Story of Cuba & Her Struggles
  • Online Price $52.00Our Price $15.00

Harland, Marion

  • House & Home, A Complete Housewife’s Guide
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $35.00

Hewlitt, John

  • Cross on the Moon
  • Online Price $105.00Our Price $31.50

Hough, Emerson

  • Law of the Land
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $35.00

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Irving, Washington

  • Life of George Washington
  • Online Price $54.00Our Price $16.00

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Johnson, Marion

  • Johnny Mouse on Corregidor
  • Online Price $95.00Our Price $20.00

Jordan, Gail

  • Love Slave (value is the cover art)
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00

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Kirby, Edward M.

  • Star-Spangled Radio–Radio’s part in WWII
  • Online Price $49.95Our Price $10.00

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Lawrence, T.E.

  • 7 Pillars of Wisdom
  • Online Price $145.00Our Price $40.00

Lincoln Highway Association

  • Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway
  • Online Price $150.00Our Price $45.00

Lynde, Francis

  • Scientific Sprague
  • Online Price $650.00Our Price $195.00

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Mayer, Ruth McKenna

  • Chicagoland Tales
  • Online Price $75.00Our Price $22.00

Meador, Stephen

  • Down the Big River
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $37.50

Miller, Francis T.

  • Complete History of WWII
  • Online Price $49.00Our Price $12.00

Miller, Lewis B.

  • Saddles and Lariats
  • Online Price $75.00Our Price $22.50

Mottelay, Paul

  • The Soldier in Our Civil War (2 volunes; rebound; damage cover)
  • Online Price $300.00 (original binding)Our Price $30.00

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Nogey-Lecoudre A.

  • Institutiones Philosophicae etc.
  • Online Price $110.00Our Price $33.00

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Owen, Ethel

  • Book of Original Parties
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $35.00

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Ray, Anna Chapin

  • Nathalie’s Sister
  • Online Price $125.00Our Price $37.50

Richardson, James

  • Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897
  • Online Price $175.00-300.00Our Price $50.00

Rives, Hallie Erminie

  • Hearts Courageous
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $12.50

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Sandburg, Carl

  • Abe Lincoln Prairie Years and Civil War Years (6 vol set)
  • Online Price $180.00Our Price $50.00

Schmucker, Samuel

  • Life and Times of George Washington
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Sinclair, Upton

  • World’s End
  • Online Price $250.00Our Price $75.00

Snow, AJ

  • Psychology in Personal Selling
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $18.00

Spring, Elliott White

  • In the Cool of the Evening
  • Online Price $46.00 and 77.00Our Price $15.00

Stiff, Dean

  • Milk and Honey Run
  • Online Price $750.00Our Price $75.00

Swift, Jonathon

  • Gulliver’s Travels–1887
  • Online Price $120.00Our Price $35.00

Swift, Jonathon

  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Online Price $65.00Our Price $19.50

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Temple, Crona

  • Princess Louis
  • Online Price n/aOur Price $10.00

Thompson, Maurice

  • Alice of Old Vincennes
  • Online Price $115.00Our Price $30.00

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Van Dyne, Edith (aka L. Frank Baum)

  • Aunt Jane’s Nieces
  • Online Price n/aOur Price $15.00

Vaughan, Sam

  • New Shoes–Illus. by Cindy Szekeres (1st book)
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $20.00

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“Wagger”

  • Battery Flashes
  • Online Price $225.00Our Price $60.00

Ward, Artemus

  • Artemus Ward–His Travels
  • Online Price $75.00 and upOur Price $22.50

Webster, Edna Robb

  • Dad’s Girl (value in cover artist)
  • Online Price $70.00-125.00Our Price $28.00

Wilder, Thornton

  • Ides of March
  • Online Price $60.00Our Price $18.00

Williams, Charles Richard

  • Life of Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Online Price $84.00Our Price $20.00

Wilson, Woodrow

  • History of the American People in 5 vols.
  • Online Price $120.00Our Price $30.00

Winant, John Gilbert

  • Letter From Grosvenor Square
  • Online Price $58.00Our Price $17.50

Wolf, Simon

  • Presidents I Have Known
  • Online Price $50.00Our Price $15.00

Wren, P.C.

  • Wages of Virtue
  • Online Price $200.00Our Price $60.00

*Books to Benefit reserves the right to verify prices prior to sale. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. We accept cash (for the exact amount), personal checks (payable to Books to Benefit), PayPal or credit/debit cards. A $1 convenience fee is charged per PayPal or credit/debit transaction.