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We sell unique books from the early 1800s through the early 1990s.

In the section "Antique Books", you'll find primarily hardcover books from Depression era and earlier. These books often have gilt covers or page edges, gorgeous illustrations, vellum sheets, leather bindings and other accoutrements from a more beautiful era for book publishing. Books from around the turn of the century often bear lovely art nouveau cover designs.

In "Vintage Era Paperbacks" you'll find mass market paperbacks from their inception in the late 1930s through the early 1990s, focusing on the golden era for mass market paperbacks between 1940s and the 1970s. These include literary classics, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, romance, adventure and others. These books are characterized by the sensational cover art the format was known for.

"Vintage Soft/Hardcovers" are softcover or hardcover books from Depression era to the early 1990s. These are mostly jacketed hardcover books from a variety of genres, and make excellent reading copies. We select the books for this section based not only on their subject matter but also their visual appeal - we have a soft spot for the tacky cover art of the book club era, though certainly not all the books in this section fit that description.

In "Pop Culture" you'll find biographies and analyses of actors and actresses, musicians and other entertainers. You'll also find movie-tie in editions of adapted novels.

In "History Politics Beliefs" (Etsy's limits for section titles can make naming them tricky) You'll find history, politics, religion and philosophy.

"Cook Garden Craft DIY" includes cookbooks, books on growing and utilizing your garden, art techniques, how-to guides for various hobbies and crafts including sewing and woodworking.

In "Children and Young Adult" you'll find reading material from through the 20th century for children, teens, and people of all ages who love children's literature.

"Seasonal and Misc" includes books from various holidays like Christmas and Halloween, as well as a bunch of books that really don't fit anywhere else. You'll see what we mean when you check it out.

In "Objects and Ephemera" you will find everything from vintage postcards to antique candle holders, from travel decals to creepy old dolls. This is the weird side room where put all the stuff that isn't a book.

In "Records and Tapes", well...we think you can figure this one out on your own.

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This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.