Whether you are acquiring rare books for your personal collection and enjoyment, or are looking to add some unique diversification to your investment portfolio, building an antiquarian book collection is a very satisfying hobby. There are many different types of rare books you can assemble. You can concentrate on a specific author, or build your collection around a specific subject or topic. Finding books that appeal to you for their looks, like leather bound or unique dust jackets, make great for displaying in your home or office library. Fine Press Editions are a great way to pursue this type of collection. Serious book collectors search for rare first editions, or even more desirable would be a signed first edition. Collecting these are almost always solid investment opportunities as well as a very satisfying addition to any rare antiquarian book collection.