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.
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.
Jill Van Vliet on Jan 8, 2016
Seller was slow to communicate, but once item arrived, it was in great condition, and is a very cute little story.
jeffharvey82 on Oct 10, 2015
It's wonderful Halloween book It's a great book story hour great seller
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.
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.
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