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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Benet/Duvoisin Mother Goose

I just had to post a picture of the 1938 Heritage Press Mother Goose that I got at auction.

(It's a little bit sad that I am excited because I have a 79 year old children's book that  has never been in the hands of a child.)

Heritage Press

I went to a country auction a couple weeks ago, hoping to be top bidder on some children's book classics published by the Heritage Press. And I was the winning bidder- on the complete lot of 214 titles.

So while I got books that I'm familiar with like; Grimm's Fairy Tales, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through the Looking Glass, Munro Leaf's Aesop's Fables and the 1938 Duvoisin illustrated Mother Goose, I also ending up with a whole bunch of titles and illustrators that are only vaguely familiar to me.

I have 6 more boxes to research and add online, my link for the Heritage Press books, that I have listed so far:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tah Dah!

All inventory is FINALLY shelved at our new location in beautiful Bacova Virginia.  Now all we have to do is organize the ephemera and the art work.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Good News/Bad News

The good news- is our 38 new bookcases were finally delivered...

The bad news- some assembly required....

Thursday, June 16, 2016


We closed yesterday on the new location of Windy Hill Books.  The location is in beautiful Bath County, Virginia and was an historic chapel, then a senior center and most recently an upscale art gallery. all that is left is the minor detail of moving EVERTHING 83 miles

Sunday, June 5, 2016

On the Road Again...

Well we are in the process of moving the business, lock, stock and books for the 4th time in 23 years, which does not sound too bad until you realize that we need to pack, ship, unpack and then reshelve 20,000 books. Oy....

Step one in in process.... a new location has been found and hopefully will be closed on this month. New book boxes have been ordered, delivered and are sitting in the corner. I hope we have learned enough from our previous moves to have this one go fairly smoothly but each move seems to have it's own share of surprises.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Newbery and Caldecott 2016

Our winter vacation was lovely but resulted in me completely losing track of the announcement for the Children's Books Awards which will be TOMORROW!! Jan 11th at 8:00am EST.

Do I have any of the potential medal and honor books in stock?  Of course not, I was too busy judging the merits of different rum punch recipes in the Caribbean to do my usual pre award hunt and gather.