Vintage books?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


FunnyGirl1224:  We were able to find some at school garage sale.  They had a lot of old books and multiple copies of the same books. Those don’t happen to often, so I don’t know how easy it would be to find happening. 

Post # 3
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

ebay?  Sometimes you can buy the books in lots.  You could also check salvation army.  I think etsy sells vintage items, but they tend to be pricey.

Post # 4
6963 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d check your local flea markets and antique mall places.

Post # 6
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

estate sales. I got all mine at them all under $1 each

Post # 8
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Try posting on your local

Post # 9
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

If you find cheap hardcover books that still have the sleeves on them, take a look underneath! A lot of books are really pretty underneath the paper jacket and will look more “vintage” without the jacket. Just something to think of… Also, I’ve found books in trash cans near used book stores. I suspect that if people can’t sell them back, they dump them instead of hauling them back home or to a thrift store. Might be worth a look if you’re at used book stores anyway!

Post # 10
5 posts

Local Used Book Stores, Ebay, Flea Markets and garage sales are pretty good sources.  You could try thrift stores as well, but you may have better luck at a used book store.

Post # 11
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

FunnyGirl1224:  We own a used bookstore. You pay shipping and we’ll send you all our clearance books. 😉 No, seriously…

Post # 12
3090 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I live around the corner from a Goodwill BOOKSTORE, so that has been a God send in finding books for out centerpieces. Besides that, I would definitely suggest diligently going to thrift stores and garage sales. 

Also, talk to your local librarians. Sometimes they will source out older versions of books in favor of the newest edition. You can always ask them to keep you updated. Posting a Craigslist ad helps as well.

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