Vintage Carnegie Classics

Vintage Dale Carnegie

We see Dale Carnegie‘s perennially popular self-improvement books come and go here all the time, but it’s a bit more unusual to see the vintage paperbacks in such nice condition! How to Win Friends and Influence People and How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job are $5.00 each, while they last.

The New York Times Book of Mathematics

Book of Mathematics

In our recent arrivals this week is The New York Times Book of Mathematics, edited by Gina Kolata. It’s a collection of some of the best math writings from the newspaper’s extensive archives. From the Goodreads description:

From the archives of the world’s most famous newspaper comes a collection of its very best writing on mathematics. Big and informative, “The New York Times Book of Mathematics” gathers more than 110 articles written from 1892 to 2010 that cover statistics, coincidences, chaos theory, famous problems, cryptography, computers, and many other topics. Edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist and senior “Times” writer Gina Kolata, and featuring renowned contributors such as James Gleick, William L. Laurence, Malcolm W. Browne, George Johnson, and John Markoff, it’s a must-have for any math and science enthusiast!

Our price is $9.00.

Three Things (with tigers)

Life of Pi

  1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel, $7.00
  2. Tiger-striped silk scarf by Oscar de la Renta, $8.50
  3. Beaded stone bracelet in coral, $4.00

Like everything in our shop, these Three Things are secondhand and in like-new condition!


More Owls!


We definitely have enough owls gathered here this week to officially call them a parliament – vintage salt-and-pepper shakers, figurines, a napkin holder, wall hangings, and more. Check out what we have in stock soon before I decide to take them all home to live with me!

Shop our online store for owls here.

Nineties Nostalgia: Goosebumps


If you were of a certain age during the 90s, this cover art and the Goosebumps logo are probably as instantly recognizable and familiar to you as they are to me! All R.L. Stine ended up banned from book reports at my school because it was the only series we were reading at the height of its popularity (mid 90s?).

It’s so much fun to page through these again, especially right before Halloween! As of today, we have #1 through #4 and #6 in stock. Our price is $3.00 each.


New Arrival: How to Sharpen Pencils

How to Sharpen Pencils

How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening by David Rees has arrived.

“Looking back, I cannot believe that I spent so many years of my life mechanically sharpening my own pencils with pencil sharpeners. Truly, my life before I was presented with correctly sharpened pencils by an artisan was a dull and ill-sharpened void. Learn from my mistakes.”

–NEIL GAIMAN, writer (excerpt from the Customer Testimonials section of the book)

Our price is $7.00. Find it in our Humor section.

Books to read before you see the movie: A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods

Based on the memoir by Bill Bryson, this humorous adventure tale is about a man who seeks to reconnect with America on the Appalachian Trail after 20 years living abroad. It’s considered by many to be a modern classic of travel literature.

A Walk in the Woods is in theaters now, starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte.