BooksForBreakfast

Books For Breakfast

610 Sales

BooksForBreakfast

Books For Breakfast

610 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4 out of 5 stars
(224)

Announcement   Featuring the best of vintage children's picture books. Books are listed according to decade of original publication. Please check each listing for reprint dates if applicable.

Announcement

Featuring the best of vintage children's picture books. Books are listed according to decade of original publication. Please check each listing for reprint dates if applicable.

Heather Lee

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Heather Lee

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Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
(224)
Jill Van Vliet

Jill Van Vliet on Jan 8, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Seller was slow to communicate, but once item arrived, it was in great condition, and is a very cute little story.

jeffharvey82

jeffharvey82 on Oct 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

wonderful book great shipping great seller

jeffharvey82

jeffharvey82 on Oct 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It's wonderful Halloween book It's a great book story hour great seller

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About

How It All Began

We live among books. The covers, the illustrations, the words all shape my childrens' lives, determining who they will eventually become, so I tend to be very selective of the books we choose to add to our collection. I am, I must confess, a book snob. And my children are learning to be snobs as well. All books are not created equal.

I began collecting children's books in ernest about two years ago after we'd exhausted the public library (and that poor librarian), and I realized the good stuff was disappearing from cirrculation faster than we could read them. I began to haunt dirty thrift shops, used book stores, and library sales. And our collection began to grow. And grow. And grow. We added one bookshelf after another. After another.

And with the growth of our collection, so grew the dollar amount under the BOOK heading on our finance spreadsheet. I tried to stop. Actually, that's a half truth. I never tried to stop, but I did try to slow down, but just about that time I discovered "antiquarian" books, and my addiction grew worse. And worse. And worse.

To live in harmony with my dear (and incredibly patient) husband, I took the step from book collector to book dealer. Which is great. Because now, instead of buying less, I'm buying more!

So if you buy from us, you not only get some great books, but you get the satisfaction of knowing your money enables me to indulge in my book addiction without sparking a marital spat.

Thank you.

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  • Heather

    Owner

    I am the owner of our small household book shop, Books For Breakfast. I employ two assistant curators, my 4 year old son, and 6 year old daughter, both of whom have impecabble taste.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 14, 2012
Welcome to Books For Breakfast! I specialize in vintage children's books. Unless otherwise noted, all books are reading copies only. Books may have light soiling, foxing, creased pages, small tears, and writing. Any further damages (such as a wonky spine) will be noted.

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Please pay via PayPal within three days of purchase. If I do not receive payment within the specified time period, I will relist the item. Books ship via USPS Media within 1 - 2 days. If I have not yet shipped the book, you may cancel the order.

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Shipping
I ship using USPS. I always choose the cheapest rate. If you want something expedited, let me know. I will ship anywhere in the world. International shipping rates are estimations only.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to be accurate in my description of any flaws in my books. If you would like more information about the book in question, please convo me. If your book is damaged or lost in transit, I will refund your money.