Posts tagged #collecting books

When is a Book a 'Vintage' Book?

As the name implies “Love Vintage Books” sells vintage books. But what is a vintage book?

If we mean the term “vintage” to refer to part of our childhood, the shop can be said to take the widest possible view of the term as it stocks books from the mid 19thC until the late 20thC and all these books were part of someone’s childhood at some stage.

In the media, the term is commonly associated with the 1950s and 1960s, those decades when the baby boomers were children. "Love Vintage Books" has many collectible and rare books from these decades.

Carefully arranged stock at Love Vintage Books Willoughby.

Wine lovers associate the term “vintage” to mean quality with age.  Well, I like to think this description applies to all the books at "Love Vintage Books".

Posted on September 18, 2014 and filed under Book Collecting Tips.

A Real Vintage Book Shop Opens in Sydney

Since I opened the doors of “Love Vintage Books” on Saturday March 8 2014, I have been delighted to meet some of the real booklovers of Sydney and Willoughby in particular.  They, in turn have been pleased to find themselves inside a traditional secondhand book shop.  Reading and books have been a long time passion of mine and it is extremely satisfying to find others who share these passions.

Margaret Dunstan surrounded by her stock of old and rare vintage books.

This blog aims to provide glimpses into the life of a rare bookdealer along with hints on book collecting and an inside knowledge of the old book trade. Browse the books online (use the button below) or come in store and see us.

Posted on September 13, 2014 and filed under Book Collecting Tips.