Lola's Antiques and Olde Books

Traverse City, Michigan · 355 Sales


Lola's Antiques and Olde Books

Traverse City, Michigan 355 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   International Customers - We still ship to you! But we are revising our international shipping policies at the moment so please contact us if you wish to place an order. Thank you!


International Customers - We still ship to you! But we are revising our international shipping policies at the moment so please contact us if you wish to place an order. Thank you!

Nan and Sara

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Nan and Sara

Vintage Humorous Postcard, Illinois, c. 1920's
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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars

PickleJuice on Sep 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller did not have item, sent me money back and a gift, very apologetic and honest, would buy from again!!!


wiredbelle on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is just a great find, old sheet music on great Rag Paper, fun illustrations on the front. Packed well to protect the music, shipped promptly.

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Our Beautiful Trees!! Old Town, Traverse City

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Welcome to our little Michigan Shop located in Old Town, Traverse City

We are a Traverse City based shop with a "brick and click venue" . That means you can visit us at 402 S. Union St., Downtown Traverse City, MI!! Or Shop right from your favorite chair and receive your order gift wrapped.

Nan's love of books and Sara's love of estate sales and antiques gave us the idea in 2012 to start our shop. Together we enjoy combing the countryside of Northern Michigan, searching for beautiful antiques and vintage gems, and historical ephemera.

Since 2012 we've expanded our little shop to include Rohan, our shipping and inventory wizard, Morgan, our data organizer, and Audrey...(loves to iron). Our specialty is antiques and used books. We have a collection of books with content ranging from bizarre medical conditions to fishing in Iowa rivers. If you are looking for a book we don't have in our shop, please feel free to contact us or visit our website,, and we will do our best to help you find it.

And YES, we all read. A LOT.


Shop members

  • Sara

    Owner, Business Manager, Buyer

    Hi, I am one of the owners of Lola's Antiques and Olde Books. I have a business degree from University of Michigan and combine that with my love for antiques to keep our operation in sync. I am also a certified personal property appraiser.

  • Nan


    Hello! Sara and I are the proud owners of Lola's Antiques and Olde Books located in the quaint Old Town district of Traverse City, Michigan. I've been in the book and antique business for over 30 years. Antique lace is a personal passion.

  • Morgan

    Customer Service, Shipper, Marketer

    Hi there! I am in third year of college and have to Western Michigan University to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. My hobbies include riding my horses, snowboarding and watching movies. I come and help out at break times.

  • Rohan

    Curator, Creator, Shipper

    Hello! I have a passion for antiques and old books. Here at the shop I manage inventory, do display work, and occasionally may be found in a corner reading!

  • Audrey

    Linen Curator

    Believe it or not, I love to iron! I take care of the linens and make sure they are fresh and tidy! My husband and I have collected some fabulous antiques over the years, and I enjoy being around them. Oh, I am famous for my "Pride of Iowa" cookies!!

  • Lola

    Peanut Gallery Advisor

    Hello, I am the Shop Mascot. I love to go to work with Nan. I also love books, they are quite chewy. I'm still a baby and learning to talk. My favorite word is "OUCH".

  • Sawyer

    Photographer, Assistant

    I'm an art enthusiast whether it's viewing or producing, and have taken that a step further in studying graphic design and earning my degree in Visual Communications. I love the outdoors and am avid about traveling to new places.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2015
Welcome to our shop. We love sharing bits of history with you! And we guarantee each item we sell.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, and Etsy gift cards. Really anything that counts as a currency in the US. If you want to send us a jar of nickles, go ahead (though we hear that's a costly way to go).
To lower shipping costs for our customers, we will ship media mail and first class as much as possible. If you want Priority 2-day, shipped upgrades are available at check out.

We are absolutely willing to ship internationally. Please contact us for international shipping costs!
Refunds and Exchanges
If you order from us and your item is lost, damaged, or otherwise unsatisfactuary, we'll give you a refund. Please contact us as soon as you can. We do not accept refunds requests after 30 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders: We are offer custom orders for all of our book/map/button jewelry, as well as our book collections. We can make map jewelry of anywhere in the world. We also offer most books as jewelry or in a collection (so long as it's not extremely rare).