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Ol' Curiosities & Book Shoppe

Monroeville, Alabama

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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!

Items

 

All Items

Gadfly Gourmet

$15.00

A Turtle Is Born

$9.00

Sharing Our Best

$15.00

Britain In Color

$12.00

Spencer Madrie

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Spencer Madrie

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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Quality 74 Shipping 230 Customer service 116

About ocbookshoppe

Sales 4,619
On Etsy since 2012

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.

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.

  • 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 January 6, 2018
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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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.
Payment
We accept credit cards, 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!
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!