Books are such a fundamental part of people. We are what we read in many respects. The books we leave behind are a kind of testament to who we were.
As a way to remember a book collector, and to honor his or her book collection, you might consider having us purchase the collection and then do a catalog of them. The catalog would feature a biography of the collector as a way to put the books in some context.
One of our sellers recently produced a catalog for a family in Idaho Springs. The father was a serious collector of horror and science-fiction, and he had accumulated an impressive library. Instead of merely selling the books off piecemeal, our bookseller purchased the entire collection and cataloged selected volumes in a book catalog dedicated to the collector. His family provided a photo and biography. It was a nice way to memorialize the collector, and to celebrate his achievement in gathering such an interesting collection.
Please let us know if that’s something you might be interested in.