Vintage Books for Sale at GotchaChaCha on Etsy

_DSC0012 _DSC0013This book is for sale on my Etsy site. It is titled “Young Years Library, Best Loved Stories and Poems” Book 4, edited by Augusta Baker, Children’s Coordinator at the NYC Public Library, 1965. I found an article about Augusta Baker by Barbara Bader in The Horn Book Magazine.

Bader writes, “In the children’s library world and beyond, Augusta Baker was known for two big things — transforming the image of blacks in children’s books and enlarging the reach of storytelling.” She also tells of the encounter with the poet Audre Lorde, who at 4 years old met Baker and credits her with instilling the love of literature and reading.

So you can see for yourself, in this delightful compilation, with sharp illustrations, and classic stories. The inside is in great condition, the edges of the cover are a bit beaten up, see the pictures at my listing.


New in store: more journals of the recycled variety

I am having so much fun making these! It has been a process, and the process shall probably continue to be tweaked, but I found something nice to do with these old books. I take the useful parts, and make something practical and functional, and I love utilitarianism. I use these books now all the time. The are happy, unique, and fun. Here are my latest two, up on my Etsy site GotchaChaCha:


SUPER SALE 20% OFF Everything in Store

Super Sonic Sale starts today thru – when I decide to end it.

20% off everything in store, which would make everything $20 instead of $25

Go To: Gotcha Cha Cha on Etsy

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Library Book Sale Conquered!

Milwaukee has a beautiful library downtown. On Saturday it had a book sale. I took the family and we got many books, all for under $20. I picked up a few that piqued my interests: old and great illustrations. But I am kicking myself that I did not take pictures of the building. It is very ornate. I will take pictures very soon. Until then, here are two books I got:

Picture of Furniture **New In Store**

Actually, it is doll house furniture, or an illustration on crafted doll house furniture, but what the hey, it looks like odd modern furniture, with great colors and patterns, so I framed it and now it is for sale in my store on etsy.

It is from this fun craft book from 1967, “McCall’s Golden Do-it Book”.

Fairy Circle and Furniture * New In Store*

Here is a lovely book illustration:That I have framed and put up for sale:

And then soon I will put up this picture too:The first is from the book The Golden Book Encyclopedia * Book 6 * Erosion to Geysers, 1959, and the second is from a vintage child’s craft book I have.