List of Helpful Books


   This is going to be fun! I love to read, and reading books can be the best source of knowledge. This is going to be our reading list. Of course, this isn’t required, but it is certainly helpful. What I didn’t glean from experience has come from the following books. This one will be ongoing, I’ll be adding to it when I find something that was helpful to me, so it can be helpful to you. Nothing goes on here that I haven’t personally read first, unless its a reference book, which will be denoted with an (R). I’ll list each book’s title, then author, then the ISBN if available. 


  • “A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques and Collectables” R. Bruce Hadley ISBN: 9781631863714 (R)
  • “American Pickers Guide to Picking” Libby Callaway ISBN: 9781401324483
  • “Experience Antique Booth Success: A Step by Step Guide on How to Run an Antique Booth Efficiently” Retro Aficionado ISBN: 9781517293567
  • “Picker’s Bible: How to Pick Antiques Like The Pros” Joe Willard ISBN: 1440240353
  • “Antiques Roadshow Primer: The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectables From the Most Watched Series on PBS” Carol Prisant ISBN: 0761116249 (R)
  • “The Impecunious Collectors Guide to American Antiques” John T Kirk
  • “How to be Successful in the Antiques Business: A Complete Guide to Opening and Running Your own Antique Shop” Ronald S Barlow ISBN: 0684178214
  • "Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques ad Collecting" Maureen Stanton ISBN: 9780143121053
  • "Business Success Tips: Make More Money From Garage sales, Junking, Antiques, Collectables, and Your Own Business" Oclytis Johnson & Sandra Munro ISBN: 9781466324855
Brooke Gilbert