customer reviews

"A customer for a couple of years now. COnce again, EVERYTHING about my shopping experience with VFB was excellent. The book quality is exactly as stated, the packing prevented any sort of damage from happening, and the ship time was just as promised. Customer Review and Other Comments My experience as a customer of VFB has been first class plus every since I started ordering from them over two years ago. Emmanuel and his team provide the very best customer service: they are professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and care about me, the customer. This is so refreshing in a day and age when customer service is certainly now like it used to be in times past. I highly recommend VFB to all book lovers/collectors."

George P.

November 4th, 2020



"Outstanding books, outstanding shipping time. Very well and carefully packaged. Great service . Convenient to order and you know you will get the order as advertised. Very fast delivery time. I will order again."

Mark Z.

October 30th, 2020


"The service provided us by Emmanuel Manetakis was exceptional in every way. My wife and I made what was for us a very substantial one-time purchase from VeryFineBooks. We are not collectors, but the purchase was made as a gift for a family member who is. Quite honestly, we were very nervous about processing such a transaction via the Internet, but we could not be more pleased. The service provided by Emmanuel Manetakis was exceptional in all ways. His responses to our inquiries prior to the purchase were immediate, the processing of our payment was seamless, the collection arrived in mint condition via three different boxes personally packaged by Emmanuel, and his follow up to ensure our satisfaction was much appreciated. Especially given our trepidation given our inexperience with such transactions, we can find no fault what so ever with our transaction and we will gladly return to VeryFineBooks for such purchases in the future!"

Mark W. - October 27, 2020



"Communications are second to none and books arrived extremely well packed on time and as described. Customer Review and Other Comments Being a returning customer speaks for itself. All of my purchases have been a pleasure to add to my collection, always as described and communications have always been extremely helpful and prompt and second to none. Thank you."

-Harvey Sharpstone

October 10,2020


I have been ordering books from VFB for several years now and have never been dissatisfied with any of my purchases. When I order books I let Emmanuel know that I prefer UPS as the shipper. Since I live in a first floor apartment, once I have an UPS tracking number I am able to login to my UPS account and change the delivery to a "Will Call" pickup at a nearby UPS Customer Service Center. Prior to shipping the books are very well packed and usually have a the recommended 2 inch packing around the contents in the box. As for delivery I usually receive the books within 2 - 3 days. If I have questions concerning limited edition books I am able to get in touch with Emmanuel and he is able to provides answer. Besides purchasing books from VFB their website also has several links to related topics to help collectors.

by BCB in Sunnyvale, CA.



"I recently purchased a signed copy of Stephen King's Joyland, which was a limited edition hardcover copy in a custom slipcase. I could not be happier with it! It was in perfect condition, just as described. This is my second purchase from, and it will certainly not be my last. My first purchase was a signed limited edtion of Stephen King's The Stand, the coveted "Coffin Edition." In working with the owner, Emmanuel, I must have asked dozens of questions as I had never purchased a signed book before. Emmanuel was patient, answered all of my questions and concerns, and above all else was extraordinarily honest with me. (I did additional research on my own.) His followup was also exceptional. Any concerns I had about purchasing an expensive rare edition disappeared. When I saw that Joyland was available, I bought it without hesitation. I wouldn't even consider doing business with someone else, particularly online. " -Lynn, June 2016

"I have made several purchases through and have found them to be professional and very pleasant to deal with. The grades and descriptions of the books have been right on point and the packaging is just what you would expect when buying a valuable / collectable item. I hope to buy more in the future. " Andy G. - Ohio

"It almost killed me but I left town on Friday before I mail came! The post office here is great so I got back in to town and rushed to pick it up. The book is Spectacular, the best DJ on a copy of Cycle of the Werewolf I have seen, the sketch is just so amazing I cant stop looking at it! I am so happy to add this book to my collection, I am closing in on owning all the Stephen King Limited, working on the rare ones such as this! I had been drooling over your website for several years now, and I am so glad I finally got to do business with you! Your customer service is top notch, the quality of the book was perfect and just as described if not better, and shipping was lightning quick and expertly packed! I look forward to doing business with you in the future! Thank you again!!" Rick B.



I've been wanting an Easton Press signed edition of "Sophie's Choice" for almost 15 years; I had been an avid collector of their signed first editions but "Sophie's Choice" may have been one of those I missed. I researched other book sites that promised the same book for a lower price, but I believe in getting what you pay for. I hope this isn't deemed as bad in any way by this company. Because I believe in paying a little extra for quality and veryfinebooks did not let me down. I still haven't been able to take it out of its wrapper yet.....I'm still admiring it on the shelf among my other most treasured editions. I would highly recommend veryfinebooks to any book collector in search of a hard-to-find edition. I couldn't have been more pleased with the timeliness and quick delivery. My treasured book was in pristine condition, exactly as promised.
Brent R. from Houston Texas.


Ordered a first edition, signed copy of a book. It was delivered quickly - and was very carefully packaged. The book was as clean and fresh as a book off the shelf of a bookstore! Thanks very much for your consideration in its delivery and your prompt response to my order. Thanks very much for the great service! Very satisfied. Packaging was extraordinary. Also, your rep contacted me and removed a shipping fee to Alaska - something very pleasing to Alaskans, who are often treated like international customers by companies! (We ARE a state!)
Bill from Alaska.

Delighted with knowledge and helpfulness. Excellent communication and packaging. Truly outstanding. Repeat business definitely anticipated. . Well illustrated and user friendly website making the whole experience a pleasure.
R. Edyvean (United Kingdom)



"It almost killed me but I left town on Friday before I mail came! The post office here is great so I got back in to town and rushed to pick it up. The book is Spectacular, the best DJ on a copy of Cycle of the Werewolf I have seen, the sketch is just so amazing I cant stop looking at it! I am so happy to add this book to my collection, I am closing in on owning all the Stephen King Limited, working on the rare ones such as this!

I had been drooling over your website for several years now, and I am so glad I finally got to do business with you! Your customer service is top notch, the quality of the book was perfect and just as described if not better, and shipping was lightning quick and expertly packed! I look forward to doing business with you in the future! Thank you again!!"
Rick Bieber

"I am extremely happy with every aspect of my experiences with veryfinebooks. The choices are brilliant, the prices good, and the customer support and quality/speed of shipment beyond compare. The best source of collectible books on the market!"
Review submitted by Karl Olson, who purchased a signed first edition of Buzz Aldrin's "Mission To Mars"

"Extremely satisfied with the book quality, packing, shipping speed and communication. The signed Stephen King books I received were awesome! They are a 50th birthday gift for my husband and as a huge Stephen King fan he will love them. The books were exactly as described and the shipping was extremely fast - they made it to Australia in 7 business days! I only have praise for Very Fine Books' service - it was fantastic!"

"Great service--easy to navigate and a wonderful product--all around pleasure to deal with; I have been pleased with everything I purchased from here--I highly recommend this site"
-Albert H. Wunsch, III

"A great place to find quality books, professional and courteous service. Prompt responses to emails and excellent delivery. I have recently received a marvelous book in fine condition. "
Stephen Degnim

"Prompt delivery and the book arrived exactly as described. Email communication was nice. Would recommend this store to anyone looking for autographed books."
Dale Romney

"I am extremely satisfied with the quality of the books received and the speed in which they arrived here in the UK. Always polite and eager to help, making transactions easy and smooth and I would not hesitate in recommending any potential purchaser to buy from 'VeryFineBooks'"
Harvey Sharpstone



"Very happy here, Veryfinebooks are top of the line in every way. They do a very professional job in every way."
Paul Hodson


"I was extremely satisfied with my purchase. Of all the rare bookstores that I've dealt with through the years, Veryfinebooks had the best customer service and the most competitive prices. I will definitely turn to Veryfinebooks for all of my future rare book purchases!"
Bill McLain


"I was very satisfied with the customer service. The communication was excellent. I was thrilled with my purchase - "Tom Sawyer". The quality of the book is impeccable. It was a gift for a dear friend and I know she will treasure it. The colored Norman Rockwell illustrations were superb. I highly recommend this site!"
Kellen Jahn


"I couldn't be happier than I am with Veryfinebooks. They do what they say they will and there is nothing you can complain about.
Support Veryfinebooks, they deserve it."
Lilja from Lilja's Library


"A great store: everything is well laid out and easy to access and the checkout process is simple and uncluttered. The owner is extremely helpful and accommodating. Goods arrive well packed and exactly what was ordered and the condition is exactly what is described. Would unhesitatingly recommend."
Chris Kelaart


"I enjoy your e-mail postings and I really like your layout. The presentation is great! I recommended your site to a friend a few days ago and I hope she takes a look. Good luck!"
Joyce Watkins
North Carolina


"It is rare to find an online seller who accurately describes their wares, without exaggeration and hyperbole. You have just found one of those very rare merchants! "
David Gleason


"I recently purchased 2 books from Cujo's corner. I can't tell you how happy I am with the condition of the books. They are absolutely perfect. Also, the packing of the books for shipping is the best I've ever seen. I so appreciate the care 'Very Fine Books' takes to make sure my books arrive safely. And I am thrilled to find a bookseller that offers truly fine books. ""
Elizabeth, from New Mexico


"Thank you!!! Your dedication to your customers is commendable, and Veryfinebooks is a fantastic place. I will be sure to recommend your store and its amazing selection to my friends. Next time I need to buy a book, you have my word you guys are the first place I will go to! Again, I can't thank you enough for this.""
-Daniel, from Virginia


William Gibson's Neuromancer - Collector's Edition "Bought this for a Christmas gift for my brother, who is a long-time Gibson fan. The Easton Press edition is beautifully bound, and he was thrilled to add it to his collection. As a bonus, I inherited his dog-eared paperback copy to read myself. It's an excellent book - well-worth the time. Excellent customer service. Item was not in stock when I ordered, but shipper assured me that if he could not get it in time to ground-ship for x-mas, he would send it faster to ensure it would arrive when I needed it. Very happy.""
-Grant Plymouth, MI. March. 2009


"The service and sale was excellent. I received timely emails about my order and shipment of the book. The book came very well protected and i received it much sooner than anticipated. The book itself it terrific. I will definitely be back. Awesome job!""
- Shaun Melich, Jan 2009


"These ["James Bond" Ian Fleming - 14 Volume complete set] were bought for my husband. He talked about reading his father's set as a child, so it was great to be able to give him his own.The books were in amazing condition; all still in the original wrapping. They were exactly as described. I have absolutely no complaints and wholeheartedly recommend this company!""
- Sarah Evans, Jan 2009


"An absolutely AMAZING book! Great packaging & Hi speed mailing - Thanks a lot." "
John , New South Wales, Australia


"Words cannot express how happy and satisfied I am with VERYFINEBOOKS! It is a great joy and pleasure to work with Emmanuel knowing that he truly cares about the customer and their needs. They have everything you need! satisfaction guaranteed ! Thanks for everything!" "
- Norman Washington, Nov 2008


Timothy, Westville, OK


"For selling your collectible books there is no place I would recommend other than VeryFineBooks. Emmanuel will work closely with you in order to help you achieve your goals and VeryFineBooks has often helped me determine the best prices for my items and has sold some for more than I would have been able to do on my own or through an auction site. I cannot express enough my satisfaction in working with someone of his quality, professionalism and personal attention to detail. A very rare thing to find these days!" "
- Chris, Nov 2008


"WOW! Fantastic service, communication & product. Highly recommend this seller. A++++" "
Liz, Saint Louis, MO


"For buyers and sellers of rare books, there is no finer dealer on line - or off - than Veryfinebooks, a service which more than lives up to its name. While one can see the elegance and intelligence displayed in their site, only through dealing with them do you experience their personalized and thoughtful attention. Absolutely the finest - I would be happy to provide a recommendation to anyone who would like one! There are too few businesses of the high quality provided by Emmanuel and Veryfinebooks. " "
Gila Sand, October 2008


"...purchased a number of magnificent signed first edition books. I am absolutely delighted with my books and the service I received from the veryfinebooks team. Christmas wishes to you all. Cheers...." "
Peter, Australia


"I am so happy to recommend VeryFineBooks as a dealer of the highest quality. Too often business is done on a pretty formal and impersonal basis but the effort that is given at VeryFineBooks is exceptional and very customer oriented and I appreciate the personal attention that Emmanuel gives to his customers. I also give very high marks for the new website. The presentation of the merchandise is quite attractive and the site is very easy to navigate. A distinct pleasure doing business with you." "
Joyce, Carrboro, NC - October, 2008


"An excellent seller - delivers exactly what's described" Ceri Vale, United Kingdom


"Whoa! Your store ROCKS! So professional and very easy to navigate. You can tell you have spent a lot of time and effort into this business. The appearance is very inviting and looks great. " "
Maria, Milford, MA - Sept. 2008


"Excellent service! I had a financial situation that required me to change my order. This required a return and new shipment of a rare signed book. Emmanuel at VeryFineBooks was awesome every step of the way. He is an unflappable fellow that takes excellence seriously. Look forward to purchasing again from the VFB in the future!" "
Shawn, South Buffalo, NY - July 2008


"Just a line to thank you for packing this volume so well, and for despatching it so promptly. I was away when it arrived, hence my delay in writing, but I'm delighted with the book and look forward to browsing through your catalogue again in the near future. In the meantime I shall certainly recommend your site to my colleagues here at the BL. Best wishes." "
Terrance, United Kingdom - April 2008


"Beautiful books, packaged w/care & shipped immediately...GREAT!" "
Laura , New Jersey


"I wanted to add a comments about Very Fine Books. Last week I got an e-mail that they heard there might be tickets on sale for The Three Kings in Washington DC. (Stephen King & Family). I click on the link and before I knew it I had the tickets to an event that has been sold out. It was all because of Very Fine Books I and my family have the chance of a life time to see Stephen King and we will be able to meet him and have him sign a book for us. Thank you from our family Very Fine Books. You've gone way past just being a Book Dealer. Your a friend. Keep posting things for us all. How Great Life is to have someone like this in our lives." "
Allen J., Michigan - March 2008


"What can you say about VeryFineBooks that has not been said already? I bought the Stand in the coffin box. It came as Fine/Fine as stated. Packing was tops, shipping was ligthing and the e-mails were warm and very freindly. This is one book store on Ebay that I put 100% faith into. No need to be fearful when dealing with them. Your services is what they are about. Thanks again VeryFineBooks." "
Donna H., Ohio - March 2008


"I just wanted to write to you thanking you for the exceptional quality and service I received from your company. I had purchased the signed Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut ... And it was the best gift I could have given. It meant so much and the quality and presentation was flawless! I wish you too could have seen the face of the gift receiver.. Worth every bit of it. Thank you for such high quality, service and beautiful leather masterpieces! " "
Danielle H, New York - Feb. 2008


"VeryFineBooks provides the best customer service possible. In a day and age when used and online bookstores are a dime a dozen, focusing on quantity, not quality, Very Fine Books is a gem! Very Fine customer service, Very Fine products and Very Fine shipping!" "
Karin G, Seattle, WA.


"Great packaging, fast shipment, a pleasure to deal, AAA+, THANK YOU" "
Ray , Wallingford, CT


"Beautiful leather book. FABULOUS seller. FRIENDLY & FAST. The Best. PERFECT transaction in every way. EXCELLENT communication. Very Fine Indeed." "
Paula, Westchester, NY