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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
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!