Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Treasures ...

As some of you know, I love picture books, especially older ones. You also might know that I like to scrounge through thrift stores and yard sales for books. Seriously, how can anyone pass up a book for a dime? That's how much softcovers cost at our local Salvation Army. Hardcovers are a quarter. Every now and then I come across a real treasure ... at least to me.

These 3 books are such treasures. I found It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown and He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown at the Salvation Army for a quarter each. You're In Love, Charlie Brown I found at a yard sale before we moved. Of course, they're pretty ragged and tattered, but I don't mind. All are hardcover and were printed between 1968-1970. I had all 3 of these books when I was a kid, but they were lost over the years. Because of that, I don't mind that these have ragged corners, are stained, have slight tears, and so forth. It's a thrill for me to find a 40-42 year old treasure like this.

How about you -- find any treasures lately?


  1. Oooh, those are treasures, for sure!

    Thank you so much for showing them to us and for bringing back a very happy memory for me from my childhood (there aren't a lot of those)- book fair at elementary school.

    I still have the Paddington books I bought with my saved-up allowance in third grade. They're where I can see them. Often.

    Thank you for making me smile tonight and enjoy those wonderful finds. (I'm a huge Linus fan, myself. Blankets are the best. Blankets and books- even better.)


  2. I love old PBs. YOu should have seen me freak out when I found my childhood favorite, The Witch Next Door at a garage sale!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  3. I love the Sprendthrift/Recycling/Oxfam-style shops. They are addictive. I love finding old, well loved books there.

  4. OH! I had those books growing up, too!
    I found The Barbie Game at the thrift store 3 weeks ago--circa 1952. We played it growing up and I bought it for $25.

  5. My daughter's baby shower is this weekend, and she requested PB classics in place of greeting cards. (I'm so proud. :))So we'll be building baby's library!

  6. Awww...I so need to take a trip to the local thrift stores to find some old picture books for my niece and nephew! :)