• The Story of Dr. Seuss

The Story of Dr. Seuss

American children’s author and illustrator Theodore Seuss Geisel produced some of the most popular children’s books of all time under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Although most recognized for his vivid and original drawing style, Geisel’s works also carried a complexity that went beyond the function of entertaining children; many of his works had an […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on The Story of Dr. Seuss
  • Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II

This week we invite you to continue exploring the works of the women who define contemporary young adult speculative and science fiction, a topic we began to discuss in Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I. With novels topping the New York Times Best Seller list for months at a […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part II
  • Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I

Women authors have historically played a significant role in the literary sub-genre of young adult speculative and science fiction. Truly emerging as a genre in the mid 1960’s with the publication of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, the genre has evolved to include such contemporary authors as Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling, whose novels […]

By |February 18th, 2017|Authors, Children's Literature, For the love of books, Literature, Science Fiction|Comments Off on Women Authors of Young Adult Speculative and Science Fiction – Part I
  • Ten Rare Children’s Books

Ten Rare Children’s Books

Whether it is a beloved illustrated classic that takes us back to our own formative years, or a modern young adult title that reminds us of a child in our current life, children’s books hold a unique and special place in our hearts. Our collection of fine and rare Children’s Literature features beautifully illustrated stories like Ludwig Bemelmen’s […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Children's Literature, Creating a Collection|Comments Off on Ten Rare Children’s Books

10 Gifts for Book Lovers in Fall

Autumn is a special season. The leaves are changing, the cold is coming, and nothing sounds better than curling up near the fire with a mug of hot cider and a good book. If you have any birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions coming up this fall season, here are a few rare finds that […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Children's Literature, For the love of books, Gift Ideas, Photography, Rare book highlights|Comments Off on 10 Gifts for Book Lovers in Fall
  • Collecting Children’s Books

Collecting Children’s Books

April 2nd is the birthday of author Hans Christian Anderson and each year, people around the world celebrate International Children’s Book Day in his honor. We would like to take a moment to talk about collecting children’s books in light of this special day.

Children’s books are highly collectible. They’re immensely nostalgic for collectors, pleasantly reminding […]

By |April 2nd, 2013|Children's Literature, Creating a Collection|Comments Off on Collecting Children’s Books
  • The World of Tasha Tudor

The World of Tasha Tudor

We’ve recently had a over a foot of snow here in Vermont, which makes it seem like the holidays are drawing ever closer. I love this time of year, as the anticipation arrives of having good times with friends and family, hot drinks by the fire, and lights to cheer even the darkest of days. […]

By |November 3rd, 2011|Authors, Children's Literature|Comments Off on The World of Tasha Tudor
  • Collecting Harry Potter First Editions

Collecting Harry Potter First Editions

With the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Harry and his friends are back in the lime light. The Harry Potter books are a phenomenon that has rarely been seen in the world. I could venture to say that there are very few books series that have been more read and more loved in […]

  • When You Reach Me in A Wrinkle In Time

When You Reach Me in A Wrinkle In Time

There are some books that you read in childhood that stay with you the rest of your life. I think for many people, A Wrinkle in Time, is definitely one of those books. I have talked with a number of people who have picked it up again as an adult as well and have loved […]

By |April 30th, 2010|Children's Literature|Comments Off on When You Reach Me in A Wrinkle In Time