TheCharmedBookshop

Quality First Edition Books for Children & Young Adults

Tucson, Arizona On Etsy since 2017

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TheCharmedBookshop

Quality First Edition Books for Children & Young Adults

Tucson, Arizona | 323 Sales

Announcement    Welcome! I hope you're doing well, feeling well. CV19 UPDATE - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I'll notify you of delays before I ship. Allow an extra 2 - 4 weeks for delivery, possibly longer. All postal services are experiencing delays. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Visit Thecharmedbookshop.com for more first edition books for children and young adults.

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2020

Welcome! I hope you're doing well, feeling well. CV19 UPDATE - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: I'll notify you of delays before I ship. Allow an extra 2 - 4 weeks for delivery, possibly longer. All postal services are experiencing delays. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Visit Thecharmedbookshop.com for more first edition books for children and young adults.

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About TheCharmedBookshop

Sales 323
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Celebrating Imagination and the Freedom to Read

Welcome to The Charmed Bookshop! A good children’s book in excellent condition - with an intact dust jacket! - is always nice. A first edition makes it a bit more special, and possibly of more value, now or in the future. Time will tell. A book’s true value, today and always, is in a child's enjoyment of it. Or your own.

Here at Etsy, I offer books published before 2000, in keeping with Etsy's guidelines on handmade and vintage items, with vintage defined as twenty or more years old. At TheCharmedBookshop.com, an Etsy-powered public Website, I offer a complete selection of newer and pre-2000 first edition children's books.

I believe in the freedom of children to read, to explore their imagination and to think and dream. There isn’t a child who doesn’t appreciate being over-estimated. Many stories now considered classic children's literature were not written for children, they were simply free to read them. In that spirit, I often select books that while not written for or marketed to children might still appeal to young readers.

I'm especially fond of children's books that legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom might have called “good books for bad children”. During her time at Harper, from the 1930s to 1980, Nordstrom looked for imaginative, talented authors and artists whose work connected with children and reflected the times. As the New York Times wrote, “Bad children were those normal youngsters who, like Max in Maurice Sendak's ''Where the Wild Things Are,'' were occasionally put to bed without their supper.”

We have Nordstrom to thank for Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip by John Donovan, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and one of my all-time favorite books, Harriet The Spy by Louise Fitzhugh.

With many thanks for visiting The Charmed Bookshop -

Stephanie
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Last updated on Nov 6, 2019
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Gift wrapping and packaging

I wrap every book with care and ship it in a padded mailing envelope or USPS box. If you're purchasing a gift, please advise of this when ordering and include a gift message.

Care instructions

1. I lightly clean books, as needed, but I don't attempt repairs or restoration. If you'd like a book restored, you'll find trustworthy, qualified experts in your area through libraries or museums.

I also recommend the following care instructions.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works -
https://goo.gl/6CZ9zA

2. Photos are cropped and resized to Etsy guidelines but are otherwise unedited. Please contact me if you'd like additional photos of book details.

3. Descriptions of condition are based on guidelines from the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.

Order processing time

I'll process and ship your purchase in 1 - 3 business days, and I'll ship anywhere in the world via any mail or delivery service that Etsy offers. (Please refer to the Shipping section for average shipping turn-around times by region.) If I encounter any delays in processing your order, I will advise you in advance.