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Owned and operated by John Sabino, the Valuable Book Group is located in one of the finest golf related regions in the world in Princeton, New Jersey. Located 45 minutes from the USGA Library in Far Hills, New Jersey and 45 minutes from the #1 ranked course in the world, Pine Valley. The USGA has the largest and most complete collection of golf books in the world. Close proximity to the library helps us should be need to check a bibliographic reference or an item’s authenticity.

Thirteen of top 100 courses in the world are within a three hour drive of our offices, a feat not possible anywhere else in the world. Our keen interest in the world’s great golf courses has also allowed us to amass a large collection of club histories. Our favorite course is featured as the picture in the banner across the top of our website: Cypress Point’s amazing 17th hole.

Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, antiquarian and used golf books. We utilize a proprietary database and have tracked sale prices and auction prices over the last fifteen years. John Sabino, the owner, is a member of the Golf Collectors Society and British Golf Collectors Society and an avid golf book collector. He has also played golf around the world and is lucky enough to have played many of the world’s top courses, including the top 100 golf courses in the world.

We have been featured in Luxury Travel Magazine, Score Golf Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Australian Golf Digest, Links Magazine, on the GolfChannel.com and in Golf Digest Index.

Like our approach to the game itself, we are also obsessive about collecting golf books. We would be happy to assist you in selecting books for a gift as well.


Our valuation, appraisal and consulting service is available to help provide collectors with valuations for estate purposes, insurance purposes or to assist you in maximizing value if you are interested in selling your books. We constantly monitor book sales throughout the world’s auction houses. In addition to the large auction houses, we also deal with some of the smaller and more specialized auction houses which gives us broad access to a wide variety of items.

Our proprietary valuation database and extensive bibliographic reference books also allow us to cover a wide range. Let us put our contacts and years of experience to service helping you. Please contact us.

We are also available to assist you in building a collection or finding a difficult to find golf book.

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