Lynn Roundtree (Owner), PO Box 1145, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA 

Need an old, rare, or out-of-print book?  Need historical research or photo research?  Need someone to write your company or institutional history?  Armadillo Books has the answers for all your needs.

Armadillo Books has an extensive selection of out-of-print, rare, scholarly, and antiquarian books in a wide variety of subject areas.  We have books on most any topic you can think of, but our specialties include the American South, Southern history, Southern literature, North Caroliniana, and the Civil War.  We also have an expertise in religion and spirituality, particularly Christianity and Catholicism.

If you need to know the value of a book, a collection of books, or an entire library of books, contact us about our appraisal services.  We have nearly twenty years of experience appraising books, letters, diaries, family and personal papers, professional papers, photographs, and other historical materials.  Our clients have included major American authors (such as Walker Percy, Shelby Foote, and Elizabeth Spencer), celebrities, and major universities (such as Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill).  While most of our work is centered in and around our home base in North Carolina, we are willing to travel nationally and internationally to assist those clients who have larger and/or more valuable collections.

Several types of manuscript and book appraisals are available:  appraisals for tax purposes, insurance appraisals, informal appraisals, and "ballpark appraisals" (a cost-effective option when you just need a general idea of value).

We also offer historical research and photo research services for individuals, families, corporations, and nonprofits.  If your institution or corporation is celebrating an important anniversary or you are in need of a history of your company, Armadillo Books has a proven record of quality service.  We have experience finding and selecting photos and illustrations for textbooks and other book-length works.  (References available upon request.)

Our company also provides editing services to universities, associations, non-profits, and related groups.  We have particular expertise in historical editing, book editing, textbook editing, and photo editing.

Armadillo Books offers prompt, professional service in a timely manner at a reasonable price.

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