The last day in our Great Holiday Give will involve not one, but two gives. A grab bag from me of, say…. ten books of the vintage variety. Don’t ask, I’m not telling what they will be, but for sure, they’ll be awesome.

In addition to that personally-selected collection of fabulousness, you’ll also get a very special treat. A five book mystery grab bag from my BFF and fellow vintage children’s book collector Thingummery. Her blog is one of my favorites, and if you are a thrift store shopper or estate sale pillager, you’ll appreciate her obsessive commitment to the call. Her writing is clever, savvy, and sentimental as evidenced by this piece on estate sale shopping she wrote for Oprah Magazine. You can also get a sense of her style and story on this post about how one becomes a coveter of all things past tense.

Her vintage children’s book collection is the only one I’ve seen that surpasses mine. I live in a two-bedroom craftsman bungalow–she lives in a sprawling four-bedroom atomic ranch house, but I still give her a run for her money. Her Etsy shop sells lots of midcentury design books, vintage children’s crafting titles, and she will be selling more vintage children’s book like this one, The Night Before Christmas, in the coming months. Trust me when I say, whatever is in her mystery grab bag will be an utter delight!

All you have to do to win this double-power punch of vintage kids’ goodness is comment on this post between now and midnight (CT), Sunday, December 9. A winner will be selected at random and announced the next morning.

That said, I wanna thank you guys for always reading. I know my new day job has taken me away from these pages more than I’d like, but I promise in the new year to be around more. I’ll even be launching a new, more regular blog, that’s truer to where my son’s reading interests currently sit, so stay tuned. 

In closing, I want to give my yearly shill, as well, to Amazon. Of course, I love independent bookstores, but the reason I am an Amazon affiliate is because of the thousands of used booksellers that sell through Amazon‘s site. If I am looking for a specific out-of-print title, I almost always find it there. So remember, every time you click through my site to Amazon and make a purchase (even if it is not the specific item you originally clicked on –electronics, clothes, toys, whatever) a small portion of that sale comes to me, and eventually goes into the purchase of more books to feature on this site. 

Anywho, good luck everyone. I have a short stack of holiday titles to share next week so stick around.

Day One was No Kiss For Mother by Tomi Ungerer. Enter to win here.
Day Two was Pippi Moves In! by Astrid Lindgren. Enter to win here.
Day Three was The One & Only Shrek on CD. Enter to win here.
Day Four was Wolf Story. Enter to win here.
Day Five is… wait, that’s today! Just look above!


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