RhymeAndReasonBooks

Vintage Children’s Books And Ephemera

Haddonfield, New Jersey · 14 Sales

RhymeAndReasonBooks

Vintage Children’s Books And Ephemera

Haddonfield, New Jersey 14 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Tracey

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About

The reasons behind Rhyme & Reason Books

When I was little, our attic held a bookcase full of children’s books that had once belonged to my mother and her cousins. I loved to nestle into the staircase and read for hours, lost in the worlds of characters like Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, and Trixie Belden. That’s when I first fell in love with vintage books. I liked everything about them — the feel of the delicate paper, the style of the illustrations, and the rhythm of the language (the “rhyme,” so to speak).

I started this shop to help you connect with wonderful children’s books from years past. To me, every old book is a treasure, not just the mint-condition ones. When I come across books that are too damaged for reading, I turn them into craft supplies so they can be preserved forever in your handmade creations. I love ephemera too, so in my shop you also might find every-day treasures like vintage doll clothes patterns, old greeting cards, programs to long-ago events, or grab bags of various papergoods to use in your projects.

But those aren’t the most important “reasons” for this shop. To ensure that today’s children can enjoy reading as much as I did on those attic steps, I donate a portion of all sales to literacy initiatives.

Everything I sell is vintage, which means the condition of the items you purchase will reflect the effects of time. I want you to be happy with everything you buy here, so I am always careful to share detailed descriptions and photographs that will allow you to judge the condition of an item before you buy it. Please read and look carefully. Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you’ll return often to see what I've found for you.

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  • Tracey

    Owner

    Welcome! I’m a vintage children’s bookseller, freelance writer, library volunteer, literacy instructor, and mother of two voracious readers. I love searching for old children's books and vintage papergoods and finding new owners to cherish them.

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