Vintage Kids Books

Chicago, Illinois · 74 Sales


Vintage Kids Books

Chicago, Illinois 74 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Sarah Tate

Sarah Tate on Jan 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Exactly as pictured/described.

Sarah Tate

Sarah Tate on Jan 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Exactly as pictured/described.

Anonymous on Jun 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This will be fun reading to my daughter :)

Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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I just love everything about foraging for vintage books.

I find them at thrift stores, library sales, used book stores, or online; sometimes I even score great vintage from family and friends who know how much of a hoarder I am. I think my love of a great deal has something to do with it but mostly I just love love, love, love old books. They smell good, some of them are familiar and almost always I end up finding something out of print that I never knew existed.

Early on I started collecting books that I thought my daughter might like. I had no idea what to even start buying. I casually would look in the children’s section of the thrift shops my husband and I frequented and one day, BAM!!!! I was smacked in the face with a Sesame Street15 volume Treasury, the very same set I had when I was 5, the set that I drew in and colored up all the pages. I was about 7 months prego with my now 5 year old and was so excited I was squealing like a mad-woman.

The Treasury started my ever growing collection. Now, almost 5 years later, my book shelves runneth over and I don’t seem to be showing signs of slowing. I opened my shop thinking I’d sell most of what my daughter grew out of, along with some of the books she didn’t really like all that much. Then I decided to share my entire collection, the one’s I can’t bear to part with, on my blog. Whenever I find doubles of something or a book that isn’t in circulation too often, I forward it to GooGooGalleryKids in hopes it will find a new home, where it will be cherished and re=loved. I guess I have the Sesame Street Treasury to thank for my obsession!

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  • Jackie

    Owner, Buyer And Seller Of Vintage Children's Books.

    I am a collector of sorts from the mid-west. My passion lies in illustrations from my childhood and anything that reminds me of my grandparents. When I'm not collecting or reading I enjoy knitting.

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Last updated on October 14, 2013
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