September 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON

OUR CHILDREN'S SECTION

In the center of our main level, our Children's Section is home to a wide variety of genres from picture books to Young Adult. 

Children's Collectibles:

including Classic Literature, First Editions and signed copies

Vintage Children's Books:

including Nancy Drew, Golden Books, and readers and spellers

FEATURED FIND

THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ:

NOVELS SIX THROUGH TEN OF THE OZ SERIES

L. Frank Baum

$250

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HORROR HIGHLIGHTS

THE WHITE ROAD

Ron Weighell

Ghost Story Press, 1997

Limited Edition

$700

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A PLEASING TERROR:

THE COMPLETE SUPERNATURAL WRITINGS

Montague Rhodes James

Ash Tree Press, 2001 First Printing

$350

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MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES

H. G. Wells

Tartarus Press, 2006

$185

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THE VILLA DÉSIRÉE AND OTHER UNCANNY STORIES

May Sinclair

Ash-Tree Press, 2008

$250

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THREE MILES UP: AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Tartarus Press, 2003

See Full Listing Here
STORE HOURS

Mon-Sat: 10AM-6PM
Sunday: 12PM-5PM
Gift Cards are available
in store and online!
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FEATURED

FIND

PLAYS IN PROSE AND VERSE

W. B. Yeats

limited numbered edition

No. 125 of 250

signed by W.B. Yeats

$1200

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THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Margaret Atwood

First Edition, First Printing

SIGNED

$550

AFRO-6

Hank Lopez

Dell Publishing, 1969

First Edition. Paperback. 

$500

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STARSHIP TROOPERS

AND STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Robert Heinlein

Ace Books, 2014

$150

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GRIMOIRES: A HISTORY

OF MAGIC BOOKS

Owen Davies

Oxford University Press, 2009

$275

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CAT CORNER
Have you ever snapped a photo of one of our cats? Email us or tag us @atlantavintagebooks and we might use it in the next newsletter!
This month we are
most interested
in the following categories
for trade credit/purchase:
-Mythology & Folklore
-African American History
-Sci-Fi & Fantasy
-Metaphysical Books
-Radical Lit
-Artists Monographs
For more information, please email us a description and photos:
avbooks@att.net

AVB In The News

We are proud to be featured in this month’s Atlanta Senior Life, in a wonderful story about Atlanta area independent bookstores. 

The story includes many details about what makes our store unique, such as: “Owners Jan Bolgla and Bob Roarty carefully curate each section, enticing customers to return again and again to find the latest additions."

Read The Full Story HERE

QUOTABLES

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.

-Henry Miller


"Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay."

-Maya Angelou


“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

-Kurt Vonnegut

Tales from AVB

Sylvia's

Seventeen/Skirt

Saga

Our new friend and client Allison was thrilled to discover our coveted Seventeen magazine, from November, 1950, which featured “Ode to a Bitten Plum” written by a young Sylvia Plath. The issue includes a short biographical note about the young author and poet: “She's seventeen and graduated from Wellesley Mass. High School in June and has a full scholarship to Smith College. Last Summer she biked five miles each day to work as a farmhand." 


Allison purchased the magazine and shared that she is an avid collector of literary memorabilia. In fact, in 2008, she purchased at auction Plath’s famed pleated, green tartan skirt. A famous photograph of the poet author wearing the kilt while standing outside the Notre Dame Cathedral on a trip to Paris is currently housed in the archive of The Lilly Library in Indiana. 


"The skirt represents Plath and her personality in every way - the conflict inside, her inner art monster, cloaked by the most precise, nearly persnickety, clothes," Allison explained. “She wore things that don’t go out of style and selected them with meticulous attention to quality and durability. Plath was miserable, but she created art, and the skirt is a representation of that struggle.”


BANNED BOOKS WEEK

Banned Books Week is an annual campaign, promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.


Stay tuned on our social media to learn more about our Banned Books Week events. And we’ll be offering a NEW Limited Edition tote bag to celebrate the Right To Read! 

HORROR COLLECTION

We are currently processing our vast, recently acquired Horror Collection. We share updates on our social media as new titles are priced and shelved, so be sure to follow us. If you are looking for a specific title, please let us know.

Trivia Question

Answer the following trivia question correctly and

we'll enter you in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate!

Which famous writer’s well-loved typewriter sold at auction for over $250,000,

after being used for 50 years?

Email your answer to avbooks@att.net with "Trivia" in the subject field.

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