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About BoxThirteen

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On Etsy since 2014

I'm on a quest to build beautiful libraries.

I love books. Dusty piles of books, mysterious libraries, the glow of light reflecting on gold lettering, antique volumes, forgotten treasures in attics, pen n' ink illustrations, winter evenings with a novel n' steaming cup of tea...

My goal is to help you build your personal library. And to preserve the vintage books of yesteryear. I love old books. I love the smell of old books. I love the feel of old books. I love thinking about who might have owned them and where they have been. Books change cultures, build nations and tear them down, and make impressions upon a child's mind-- indelible pictures and ideals they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Books are delightful, educational, powerful, and dangerous. In short books are one of the greatest treasures on this mortal earth.

Thank you for dropping in to browse this little bookshop corner of the Internet. I'm glad you stopped by!

If you're looking for a particular title or vintage edition, feel free to send me a message and I'll be glad to keep a lookout while I'm out on my book-hunts. If you have any thoughts, questions, or comments please send me a message, I'd be delighted to hear from you!


P.S. The Story Behind The Name:

The name of my shop, "Box Thirteen," comes from one of my absolute favorite (and the very best) detective radio show ever produced in the history of radio: Box13. It is an old time radio show from the 1940's that stars Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday, an author who does detective work to get ideas for his novels--and has life-threatening adventures as a consequence...

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