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Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe

Alabama, United States · 510 Sales

ocbookshoppe

Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe

Alabama, United States 510 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(131)

Announcement   Welcome to Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe where you will find lots of unique items and hopefully an old book or two that will spice up your little reading nook. We carry a plethora of vintage, as well as new books. Please feel free to inquire about that book you are looking for, even if it is a new release you just have to have. Thank you for visiting our shoppe and may you have a wonderful day!

Announcement

Welcome to Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe where you will find lots of unique items and hopefully an old book or two that will spice up your little reading nook. We carry a plethora of vintage, as well as new books. Please feel free to inquire about that book you are looking for, even if it is a new release you just have to have. Thank you for visiting our shoppe and may you have a wonderful day!

Spencer Madrie

Contact shop owner

Spencer Madrie

The Vindication of Wives
US$20.00
The Green Thumb Story
US$3.00
The Carrot Seed
US$4.00
The Carrot Seed
US$4.00
A Treasury of Jewish Thoughts
US$10.00
Calories and Carbohydrates
US$3.00
Who Was That Dog I Saw You With, Charlie Brown?
US$5.00
Castle
US$3.50
The Vietnam Experience: Nineteen Sixty-Eight
US$10.00
Senate Document
US$35.00
The Tradition of Science
US$25.00
The Book of Houses
US$6.00
Shortcut Cooking
US$3.50
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
US$4.00
Feeling Better?
US$8.00
These Things We Believe
US$4.00
Wild Goose, Brother Goose
US$12.00
The King of the Castle
US$6.00
They All Are Jews
US$6.00
Julia Child & Company
US$7.00
Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book
US$15.00
The Bible Story
US$8.00
Angels: An Endangered Species
US$4.50
A Matter of Taste
US$9.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(131)
melanieprice777

melanieprice777 on Jun 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so excited to have this book in my collection. The cover is in disrepair, but that doesn't take away that this is a gem for it's age. I appreciate the care you've taken in sending me this great piece of literature it will be enjoyed so greatly.

ldmartin69

ldmartin69 on May 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Although the book focuses on the benefits of free trade, The Tariff Idea is a brilliant presentation of free market economics -- in 80 pages. Clear, concise reading for readers as young as high school students. A gem of a book!

NicoleRealtor

NicoleRealtor on May 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped fast, wrapped very nicely. Thank you!

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About

Collecting books is our business!

The idea of owning a book store was something that had been brewing in my mind for quite some time. It has always been hard for me to pass by a thrift store, flea market, or library without wanting to go in and see what treasures I could find. Like most all of us here on Etsy the idea to open a store starts with being passionate about something we love, and my case was no exception.

So the roots of my store began with my infatuation with books. However, at the time I had recently started college, and I didn't have the time or the ambition needed to start a store. Honestly I was just happy to continue collecting.

Then, in 2012, my mom came to me saying she couldn't find a job, and with the economy in the state it was in, I couldn't really blame her. We tossed around some ideas, and she even tried working at a temp service on occasion, but nothing was stable enough or close enough to home for her to keep doing that.

Finally we came up with the idea of opening a business since my mom had run a few small shops before, and I was just really fond of the idea. Settling on the type of business we would run was quite easy due to the fact that I had a storage unit full of old books, and she had the time to open and manage the shop. And that's how Ol' Curiosities and Book Shoppe was born.

We opened our store in May of 2012, and opened our Etsy store in May of 2012 as well. Since opening, we have been able to move from our original store location to a new and larger location. We also added another member, Kristen to our team. Kristen is our office manager and helps my mom oversee the day to day activities of the shoppe.

In our spare time, we like to spend time with our families, read, and hit up estate sales and thrift stores looking for new "old" books. Or, as I call it, treasure hunting.

Here at Ol' Curiosities we love books, and there is no greater joy to us than finding a home for our books with our beloved customers. Thank you so much for stopping by our page, and reading our story. We would not be where we are today were it not for our wonderful customers.

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Shop members
  • Spencer Madrie

    Owner, Curator, Creator

    My name is Spencer Madrie and to some it would seem I have a book fetish, but in my eyes I see it as a intense love for books. I am the owner of the shoppe and I am also in college for Mechanical Engineering!

  • Ann Mote

    Co-owner, Designer, Shipper

    Hi there! I have studied business at Gadsden Business College and managed several small businesses. I am Spencer's Mom and currently oversee the everyday activities of the shoppe.

  • Kristen Chandler

    Shoppe Manager, Designer, Customer Service

    Hi I'm Kristen! I'm a mom of 3 and a self-proclaimed book nerd. I love to read books, collect them and sometimes even just look at them! I do a lot of things here at the shoppe, but the thing I love best about my job is being surrounded by books!!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2014
Welcome to Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe where you will find lots of unique items and hopefully an old book or two that will spice up your little reading nook. We carry a plethora of vintage, as well as new books. Please feel free to inquire about that book you are looking even if it is a new release you just have to have. Thank you for visiting our shoppe and may you have a wonderful day!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept credit cards and Paypal, and Bitcoin though our Etsy store.
To pay with Bitcoin, select other as your payment method and write that you'd like to pay with Bitcoin in the "note to seller" field. Once the order is placed, we will contact you with an invoice containing a Bitcoin amount and Bitcoin address you can send payment to.
Shipping
Your item will be shipped on the next day after the purchase is made. (Example: If you purchase on Friday or Saturday, item will be shipped on Monday.) Tracking information is uploaded after item is shipped.
If you would like an item shipped as a gift then please let us know the address and to whom.
If shopping from outside the USA, please feel free to contact us about shipping. We would be delighted to ship a wonderful book your way!
Refunds and Exchanges
We currently do not have a refund policy but if you have a question or problem with your order please feel free to message us so that we can help resolve it.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are looking for a particular book, whether it's a classic or a brand new one, let us know. We have thousands of books in stock and could quite possibly have the one you're looking for. Thanks!