Books Tell You Why - Our Story
Our Mission Statement
Books provide us with information and knowledge; they can make us happy, sad, smart..... they educate us in so many different ways. We at Books Tell You Why believe in the value of a quality book to provide essential information to kids and grown-ups alike to satisfy and stimulate further the curiosity and development of humankind.
We strive to be leading edge with our products and commit to role model world class customer service. We are looking for the exceptional book for the discerning collector and go the extra mile to connect our customers with some of the most fascinating books they can find.
With roots from the 20th century, Books Tell You Why was established in its current form in 2002 in South Carolina, U.S. Near Charleston, where history has been written and re-written many times.
What started out with a few very valuable books from personal collections is expanding rapidly; Books Tell You Why has established itself as one of the leading sources for rare and autographed books in the Southeastern United States. Our international customer base continues to give us great marks for outstanding service and quality of our books.
Where does the name come from? Books Tell You Why? A great question. It comes from the magic exceptional books embody and convey. It comes from the fact that books talk, they tell you about the period they have been crafted in, the tools a binder used, the press that generated the imprint in the paper. Books tell you why, they make you cry, laugh, angry, sad, happy.... Books tell you about the dream, the vision, the often blunt realities an author wants forge in the readers imagination. Great books are satisfying the curiosity of humankind and yet instill a whole new level of desire to learn. We are going the extra mile to connect the most discerning collectors with the stuff that dreams are made of. A word, a story, a legacy.
Projects - Support and Sponsorship
As part of our effort to sponsor research and educational efforts on a local and global level, Books Tell You Why is proud to actively support the Collegiate Book Collecting Championship.
Books Tell You Why will further increase our donations and sponsorship of local school projects in the area of literature, education, and internet commerce.
Please contact us at info@BooksTellYouWhy.com for further information about active or passive participation in any of our projects.
Books Tell You Why is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Independent Online Booksellers’ Association (IOBA), and the Antiquarian Book Dealers' Association of South Carolina (ABDASC). Key employees have personal memberships in the The Bibliographical Society of America and the Universal Autograph Collectors Club, Inc. (UACC)