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The first day of kindergarten my mother took me shopping after school to select a book for my first day of school. My choice: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, of course. From that day on my personal affair with books began and in third grade I decided that someday I would have my own library. Books and me - a lifelong passion so yes, today I have my own library.

Then a few years ago my mother gave me this beautiful book but it was in pieces. It would have broke my heart to throw it away so in that book of flowers was born the idea that someday I would start a business where by old books could find a new life in pieces and I have. My other shop on etsy is Thin Air Creations where you will find a wonderful collection of what I call "bookart" or those images that have found their way from a special book into a special print.

Then the problem…

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  • Born on May 24
  • Joined August 12, 2009

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The first day of kindergarten my mother took me shopping after school to select a book for my first day of school. My choice: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, of course. From that day on my personal affair with books began and in third grade I decided that someday I would have my own library. Books and me - a lifelong passion so yes, today I have my own library.

Then a few years ago my mother gave me this beautiful book but it was in pieces. It would have broke my heart to throw it away so in that book of flowers was born the idea that someday I would start a business where by old books could find a new life in pieces and I have. My other shop on etsy is Thin Air Creations where you will find a wonderful collection of what I call "bookart" or those images that have found their way from a special book into a special print.

Then the problem became - what do I do with all these wonderful books I find that are so special and only need a new home to be loved and cared for? Hence, my new shop "Old Books and Such" came to life where you will find a wonderful mix of antique, collectible and vintage books. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy browsing and shopping as much as I have enjoyed finding and listing these wonderful gems from yester year.

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