Most of you know by now that I love to buy children’s books while thrifting. Especially vintage books! My favorites are the Little Golden Books, and those Disney readers. Something about the shiny, sometimes tattered, spine gets my heart pounding! I was in Long Beach a while back and we found this amazing $1 book store that had TONS of golden books. I was in heaven! I managed to keep the stack reasonable…lol.
I also found some old school Disney readers I didn’t have get. I love the fonts they used!
Some of the LGB that I found…the Just For Fun is my favorite! It’s made up a a lot of short stories! As much as I love buying children’s books and hoarding collecting them….I am not a fan of reading out loud so I don’t like the long ones. (not just with my kids, in general. I get sick of it really quickly…please tell me some of you don’t like to either!)
Here’s my our Disney collection in it’s entirety! (I lied…we had a few stragglers around the house so it’s filled to the top of the shelf) I’ve been collecting them for a few years now, all of them thrifted and/or bought second hand.
(and sometimes but not always bought in the middle of the night on Ebay when your second born won’t sleep…just sayin’…I did get a good deal though)
I try to only buy them in decent shape (ie no scribbling but a name on the front cover is ok), but sometimes they older ones that have had a lot of love are my favorites! I love the patina, so to speak.
Our LGB collection is housed in Sadie’s nightstand, and I think it will soon take it over entirely…there are usually a few floaters circling around the house too. Sadie always chooses these to “read” by herself at night after we put her to bed! I counted the other day and it was around 80, plus I’m sure there are more around here somewhere. I desperately need to compile a list so that I know what I do and don’t have. Though I’m pretty good at recognizing covers of books we have…being obsessive has some benefits!
What do you love to collect?