Vintage Books

The librarian at our school has been weeding through books, discarding ones that kids never check out.  These books are destined for an auction or maybe even the trash, so I decided to save a few that had interesting covers.


Isn’t the vintage artwork on the covers interesting?



These will be great to use in stacks when I need to add height to a tabletop vignette.


Who knows?  Someone may even read these again one day!


  1. The library where my parents and my husband’s parents live have a monthly book sale. They have a room where books like these are kept, specifically for the sale. Those and lots of others that they have duplicates of, etc. so lots of newer books. If we happen to be visiting on the day of the sale, we always go. My kids go directly for these kinds of books. We have several (because at 25c each, it’s hard to say no!) and while they haven’t really read them yet, they love having them in their bookshelves!

  2. I LOVE old books, especially children’s books. The colors & illustrations are wonderful. And, they make wonderful pieces in your decor πŸ™‚

  3. Neat!!! I love old books like that. They are nice for decorating too. πŸ™‚ Every so often, our Salvation Army has a big box of free books and I might take one or two to use for decorating. πŸ™‚

  4. Great idea to keep them, Paula! They really look vintage and from my experience in vintage bookstores, they may be really valuable someday. Nice to decorate with, too!


  5. This is so great! I’m glad you got them. I did the same thing with Dick and Jane readers from a school library. I swaer I learned to read by them. Books are a true treasure. I could go bankrupt in bookstores, especially the children’s section.

  6. I am so happy you saved these book! great colors!

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