DarlingBookshop

A little magical bookshop of rare & vintage books. 📚

West Chester, Ohio
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Announcement    ⚡️Most orders ship next business day.⚡️ THANK YOU for supporting small independent bookshops!📚🧚‍♀️

We know you have a lot of choices when in comes to purchasing books online. We are deeply humbled and want to thank you for considering our small independent bookshop in those choices. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us.

We have thousands of books, as well as dedicated staff happy to assist you in any way we can. Especially when it comes to helping you find those books that mean the world to you or those that mean the world to loved ones who mean the world to you!

🥰 Books make EXCELLENT gifts! 🎁

Once again, we really appreciate you shopping with us and other independent bookshops.📚

😷🚨As Covid infections once again rise we want to reaffirm that we are being extremely careful with every order to reduce chances of any exposure to you and your loved ones. (Our official statement follows.)

📚Thank you for continuing to support us & other small businesses through online orders!
COVID-19 UPDATE 😷 We care about your safety!

COVID-19 & its variants have impacted everyone throughout the world and we want you to know that as a small business we doing our very best to keep our customers safe as all retailers continue to grapple with this.

Obviously, our fictional characters do not contract any virus but our order and shipping department could. However, that one person HAS been vaccinated and has limited ALL contact to others unless absolutely necessary.

At this time there hasn’t been any known contact with anyone carrying or thought to be carrying the virus or its variants; and all guidelines, as laid out by the CDC, are being followed.

As larger retailers like Amazon have had exposure to the virus in their supply chain, we have not- to the point that we can control, and we will immediately suspend operations if exposure should occur and let all that it may affect know immediately.

That being said all Darling Bookshop items are shipped through the USPS and we do not know with any certainly that your package will not be exposed to the COVID-19 virus or a variant, such as the Delta or Omicron one, in transit through the USPS, despite however unlikely that may be.

That said it is believed that the virus could stay active on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and up to 3 days on plastic.

Therefore, once your package arrive you can thoroughly wipe it down with CDC approved wipes know to kill the virus or set it securely aside (washing your hands thoroughly with soap & water for 20 seconds afterward). Then wait 4 days to open it, if you have set it aside, thereby making certain any surface viruses have died.

This may seem extreme, but in these extraordinary times, it is paramount that we all do everything we can to keep ourselves and others from being infected.

Our online boutique bookshop will continue to remain open so you may find the books, that will hopefully provide much needed breaks and mindfulness during these challenging and difficult times.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

Thank you for trust & business.
Please stay safe.

Your Friend in Books,
- Wendy 🧚‍♀️📚

📚🧚‍♂️ Welcome to The Darling Bookshop's Etsy Annex! Here you will find wonderful, hand-selected books & related items from our main bookshop at www.DarlingBookshop.com.

We love the Etsy community and plan to always have an annex here for vintage and classic books, as well as new books (that are allowed by Etsy policy for creative endeavors.) Keep in mind the vast majority of titles here will be at least 20 years old.

If you are looking for more recent titles or additional vintage ones please visit our website at www.DarlingBookshop,com and reach out to us if we can help you in any way.

Happy reading!

***************************************
Note:
www.TheDarlingBookshop.com
(Will take you here for vintage -20 years or older titles with the exception of some unique autographed books and craft books.)

www.DarlingBookshop.com
(Dropping “The” from the above web address takes you to our main bookshop where will you find titles both new and old.)

Together - The Darling Bookshop is:
Vintage Books, Classic Books, Signed Books.... and more.

Thank you for supporting your local & online independent booksellers!
- Wendy Darling🧚‍♀️📚

******************************************

What is so wonderful about being a purveyor of used books?

There are a lot of wonderful aspects of a used book, but one of the greatest aspects is that each is unique unto itself... that is to say that every used book has a history that no other book in the entire world has. It has had a previous owner or owners who have maybe laughed over it, cried over it, and often met new friends within its covers. There may have been one line in the book so singularly wrought with emotion that the previous owner read that line again and again, because each time they did their heart skipped a beat. These are the books we seek out so they may be "darling" to you as well.

In addition we look to give a home to other books that have been helpful guides, and manuals. Sometimes we choose a books that, even if it may only appeal to one person, we know that one person will be delighted with finding it within the enchanted walls of our shop.

We love to find books that you, as a book lover, may not have even known existed. Sometimes these books, themselves, tell their own story. They may have newspaper clippings, notes, or even pictures in them that lend themselves to the story of just how special the book was to the previous owner. We often include these with the book because we feel that adds to the richness of the book. That "richness" is something that cannot be found within an ebooks or even a brand new book.

We are very selective in the books we sell, and they are hand selected weighing not only the value of the book for reading, but of course the book's condition. We make every effort to accurately describe and document any damage to a book; and if you are ever unhappy with a purchase please let us know before posting a negative review so we can make it right.

We want to be your friend in books now, and for years to come!
Warmly,
-Wendy Darling

###########################

"All children, except one, grow up."
- J.M. Barrie

Physically, we suppose that quote, is true but in our hearts and minds our wishes and dreams can keep us young forever. There is nothing that helps with that more than a special book. A book we feel in love with at one point in our lives will rekindle that connection to times, people,and places we thought we had forgotten.

Wonderful books will also transport us in any direction across time and space. To ride with brave nights or watch as a stiff breeze carries our beloved caretaker off to help other children.

To this end wouldn't it be possible for characters from a special book to travel into the real world and open a boutique bookshop from a location where most orders will arrive at your door in just a few days? We think so.

John, Michael, and I love books so much that with the help of Peter and Tinkerbell we woke up one morning, in Kensington Gardens, at the base of Peter's statue. Of course, we looked a little out of place, but everyone we met was wonderful.

We set out to open a bookshop right there in London, but saw there were so many wonderful shops with beautiful books we decided to set off on our own adventure, cross the pond, and meet up with a little girl who had wrote a letter to Peter many years ago. She had started collecting wonderful books and wanted Peter to help her get them into the hands of people who would treasure them.

Now Peter, is not one for to take on business responsibilities, but as John, Michael and I grew up and talked about our love for books, Peter remember the little girl. We met up with her and well... you can probably guess the rest.

For now we are online because it allows us to get wonderful stories to anyone nearly anywhere in the world, and that is what the little wanted. We do that now with the additional help of Mr. Snee who had a change of heart one day... but that's another story...

Remember shipping is greatly reduced after the first book purchase & we will gladly combine shipping to reduce shipping costs!

Your Friend in Books
- Wendy Darling 🧚‍♂️📚

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2022

⚡️Most orders ship next business day.⚡️ THANK YOU for supporting small independent bookshops!📚🧚‍♀️

We know you have a lot of choices when in comes to purchasing books online. We are deeply humbled and want to thank you for considering our small independent bookshop in those choices. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us.

We have thousands of books, as well as dedicated staff happy to assist you in any way we can. Especially when it comes to helping you find those books that mean the world to you or those that mean the world to loved ones who mean the world to you!

🥰 Books make EXCELLENT gifts! 🎁

Once again, we really appreciate you shopping with us and other independent bookshops.📚

😷🚨As Covid infections once again rise we want to reaffirm that we are being extremely careful with every order to reduce chances of any exposure to you and your loved ones. (Our official statement follows.)

📚Thank you for continuing to support us & other small businesses through online orders!
COVID-19 UPDATE 😷 We care about your safety!

COVID-19 & its variants have impacted everyone throughout the world and we want you to know that as a small business we doing our very best to keep our customers safe as all retailers continue to grapple with this.

Obviously, our fictional characters do not contract any virus but our order and shipping department could. However, that one person HAS been vaccinated and has limited ALL contact to others unless absolutely necessary.

At this time there hasn’t been any known contact with anyone carrying or thought to be carrying the virus or its variants; and all guidelines, as laid out by the CDC, are being followed.

As larger retailers like Amazon have had exposure to the virus in their supply chain, we have not- to the point that we can control, and we will immediately suspend operations if exposure should occur and let all that it may affect know immediately.

That being said all Darling Bookshop items are shipped through the USPS and we do not know with any certainly that your package will not be exposed to the COVID-19 virus or a variant, such as the Delta or Omicron one, in transit through the USPS, despite however unlikely that may be.

That said it is believed that the virus could stay active on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and up to 3 days on plastic.

Therefore, once your package arrive you can thoroughly wipe it down with CDC approved wipes know to kill the virus or set it securely aside (washing your hands thoroughly with soap & water for 20 seconds afterward). Then wait 4 days to open it, if you have set it aside, thereby making certain any surface viruses have died.

This may seem extreme, but in these extraordinary times, it is paramount that we all do everything we can to keep ourselves and others from being infected.

Our online boutique bookshop will continue to remain open so you may find the books, that will hopefully provide much needed breaks and mindfulness during these challenging and difficult times.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns.

Thank you for trust & business.
Please stay safe.

Your Friend in Books,
- Wendy 🧚‍♀️📚

📚🧚‍♂️ Welcome to The Darling Bookshop's Etsy Annex! Here you will find wonderful, hand-selected books & related items from our main bookshop at www.DarlingBookshop.com.

We love the Etsy community and plan to always have an annex here for vintage and classic books, as well as new books (that are allowed by Etsy policy for creative endeavors.) Keep in mind the vast majority of titles here will be at least 20 years old.

If you are looking for more recent titles or additional vintage ones please visit our website at www.DarlingBookshop,com and reach out to us if we can help you in any way.

Happy reading!

***************************************
Note:
www.TheDarlingBookshop.com
(Will take you here for vintage -20 years or older titles with the exception of some unique autographed books and craft books.)

www.DarlingBookshop.com
(Dropping “The” from the above web address takes you to our main bookshop where will you find titles both new and old.)

Together - The Darling Bookshop is:
Vintage Books, Classic Books, Signed Books.... and more.

Thank you for supporting your local & online independent booksellers!
- Wendy Darling🧚‍♀️📚

******************************************

What is so wonderful about being a purveyor of used books?

There are a lot of wonderful aspects of a used book, but one of the greatest aspects is that each is unique unto itself... that is to say that every used book has a history that no other book in the entire world has. It has had a previous owner or owners who have maybe laughed over it, cried over it, and often met new friends within its covers. There may have been one line in the book so singularly wrought with emotion that the previous owner read that line again and again, because each time they did their heart skipped a beat. These are the books we seek out so they may be "darling" to you as well.

In addition we look to give a home to other books that have been helpful guides, and manuals. Sometimes we choose a books that, even if it may only appeal to one person, we know that one person will be delighted with finding it within the enchanted walls of our shop.

We love to find books that you, as a book lover, may not have even known existed. Sometimes these books, themselves, tell their own story. They may have newspaper clippings, notes, or even pictures in them that lend themselves to the story of just how special the book was to the previous owner. We often include these with the book because we feel that adds to the richness of the book. That "richness" is something that cannot be found within an ebooks or even a brand new book.

We are very selective in the books we sell, and they are hand selected weighing not only the value of the book for reading, but of course the book's condition. We make every effort to accurately describe and document any damage to a book; and if you are ever unhappy with a purchase please let us know before posting a negative review so we can make it right.

We want to be your friend in books now, and for years to come!
Warmly,
-Wendy Darling

###########################

"All children, except one, grow up."
- J.M. Barrie

Physically, we suppose that quote, is true but in our hearts and minds our wishes and dreams can keep us young forever. There is nothing that helps with that more than a special book. A book we feel in love with at one point in our lives will rekindle that connection to times, people,and places we thought we had forgotten.

Wonderful books will also transport us in any direction across time and space. To ride with brave nights or watch as a stiff breeze carries our beloved caretaker off to help other children.

To this end wouldn't it be possible for characters from a special book to travel into the real world and open a boutique bookshop from a location where most orders will arrive at your door in just a few days? We think so.

John, Michael, and I love books so much that with the help of Peter and Tinkerbell we woke up one morning, in Kensington Gardens, at the base of Peter's statue. Of course, we looked a little out of place, but everyone we met was wonderful.

We set out to open a bookshop right there in London, but saw there were so many wonderful shops with beautiful books we decided to set off on our own adventure, cross the pond, and meet up with a little girl who had wrote a letter to Peter many years ago. She had started collecting wonderful books and wanted Peter to help her get them into the hands of people who would treasure them.

Now Peter, is not one for to take on business responsibilities, but as John, Michael and I grew up and talked about our love for books, Peter remember the little girl. We met up with her and well... you can probably guess the rest.

For now we are online because it allows us to get wonderful stories to anyone nearly anywhere in the world, and that is what the little wanted. We do that now with the additional help of Mr. Snee who had a change of heart one day... but that's another story...

Remember shipping is greatly reduced after the first book purchase & we will gladly combine shipping to reduce shipping costs!

Your Friend in Books
- Wendy Darling 🧚‍♂️📚

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About DarlingBookshop

Sales 603
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Peter Pan took us to a magical place, now it is our turn to do that for you!

John, Michael, & I are back from Neverland and we want to welcome you!

With a good book in hand a place like Neverland is never far away. We are working hard to find the special books you want to give and get lost in.

Please pardon our fairy dust, we are busy working hard to find wonderful books. It is a tedious process, but as an online bookstore we appreciate you visiting us and truly believe it is our responsibility to have titles you want, it the condition you would expect.

Please stop back by as we will begin adding more titles on a regular basis.

Also feel free to drop us a note at contactus [!at] darlingbookshop.com and let us know what book(s) you are looking for, or simply to say "hi".

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Reading!
-Wendy Darling

Shop members

  • Wendy Darling

    Owner, Customer Service

    How magical it was, the chance to fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan & lose myself in adventure & love. When I returned with my brothers the 3 of us decided that bringing special books to those who love books would help bring that magic to others!

  • John Darling

    Special Collections

    As a middle child I suppose I grew up like many middle children, tugged between being older & younger while trying to figure out who I was. Now, in charge of special collections for the shop I look for books that are not only vintage but unique.

  • Michael Darling

    Collections

    As the youngest of the Darlings I got very use to things being handed down to me: toys, books, and clothes from John. Thus, I have a keen eye for books that, although they have had a previous owner, are still in great shape relative to their age.

  • Mr. Smee

    Assistant

    Avast Booklovers, Yes, I use to be the right-hand man (quite literally) for Capt. Hook, but Wendy sent me a 1st edition of Treasure Island & introduced me to a new world of treasure! When I heard she was opening a book shop I asked to come aboard.

Production partners

  • ANGEL BEA PUBLISHING

    Cincinnati, OH

    Sets up signing events to create unique gifts that are originally signed by the author.

  • Publisher

    Perryville, KY

    Published book. That was then uniquely signed by the author on the title page.

  • Candlewick Press

    Somerville, MA

    They enlisted the author to personally autograph limited amounts of his work.

  • Dragonfly Books

    NY, United States

    Produce books the author can individualize by signing.

  • Friedman Publisher

    Spain

    Re-printed the facsimile edition of the diary that was printed in 1977.

  • Book Publisher

    Guilford, CT

    They enable us to sell truly unique books that have authentic unique signatures by the authors of the book or books we may sell, that they produce.

  • Kestrel Publications

    Dayton, OH

    Provide uniquely signed copies of book titles.

  • Penguin Books

    London, England

    Printed this edition of the book which was then uniquely signed by the author.

  • Relative Pictures Publications

    Carnation, WA

    Prints books.

  • Simon & Shuster

    NY, United States

    In this case they worked with the author to make a one-of-a-kind book by having them sign it personally. It is not a reprint, but an original of the classic (1972) children's story.

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