Saturday, 21 January 2012

my vintage book haul (part 1)

A few weeks ago I went to stay with my bestie Emma. She planned out two days full of charity shop rummaging, plus a few extra treats. The charity shops alone were enough to make me consider a move out of London - I got loads of awesome stuff for mere pennies! But it was the huge outdoor bookshop in Hay-on-Wye she took me too that really won me over. It's basically an outdoor area full of shelves of books. You really have t rummage to find the good stuff, but there are so many good books it was worth it! And the best bit? They were 30p or 50p each! Here are a few shots of the books I picked up...

I sort of collect stamps, so obviously this came home with me // that beautiful cover, plus the fact that I love pretending to be French made this one a winner

birdwatchers handbook - do I need to explain this one?! // I loved the cover of this book, even if it's totally unrelated to the subject (it's a book for teaching English!)

I love nature books, but it was the colours on the dust jacket that really caught my eye // the illustration on the cover of this copy of The Yearling is my favourite

 this was inside one of the books I bought - definitely one for the pinboard (god I love old ephemera like this, especially if it's book related)

 I got these books purely for the illustrations and fonts on their dust jackets! (am I the only person who collects nice book covers and gets rid of the books?)

how awesome are the 1970s illustrated covers on these editions of Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice?

the cover had come off this book, but I had to have it - I am going to frame it and put it on my wall :)

Sadly I'm not keeping all of these - I will be selling some of them on, but only because I have already filled a whole bookcase, plus several shelves with my books, and I'm pretty sure if I bring home any more my parents will disown me! Tomorrow I will share some peeks into my two favourite books that I purchased in Malvern... trust me, they are amazing! xoxo


  1. um amazing! i just posted a few pages of an old children's book as well on my blog!


  2. They're really lovely. I'm a little jealous :D

  3. Love this post. Charity shopping is one of my favourite things to do! Especially finding nice old books.. or just books in general. I have way too many as well.. the first thing people see when they walk in our house is books hehe :) Xx


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