Yay for Nancy Drew! Resourceful heroine extraordinaire!
Our local Goodwill has an extensive and well-organized book section.
In other words, it rocks!
You can find pristine classic novels and children's books galore! And as I am slowly trying to complete my childhood collection of the original 56 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, Goodwill rates an excellent in my book! They always have a substantial selection in stock. My recent finds had never even been opened! Spines un-cracked and intact! Fabulous!!!!
|Workin' on the collection!|
Next up #1 The Secret of the Old Clock
The first 56 Nancy Drew's were published by Grosset & Dunlap between 1930-1979. Although the covers all state Carolyn Keene as the author, that name was actually a pseudonym used for several different authors who wrote for the series over the years.
|Nancy Drew by...?|
My love of mysteries began with my first Nancy Drew, The Moonstone Castle Mystery. I adored Nancy! She was intelligent, capable, and always fashionable! And although she started out in the series as a blonde, she ended up as a redhead! Yay! Growing up, I was amazed by the stunning vintage covers and illustrations found within the pages of each Nancy Drew.
|Save the handbags!|
|Nancy Drew~ an original poodle!|
Check out that compact and her perfect manicure!
Speaking of adorable Nancy Drew imagery, check out these Etsy sellers items.
|Wonderful use of illustrations and book excerpts!|
Journal available HERE.
|No books were harmed in the making|
of this matchbox! HaHa!
|I must have a pair of these earrings!|
So retro cool! While I don't usually agree with any sort of book desecration, after seeing the condition of some used Nancy Drew's, these sellers have done an impressive job! It's fashionable recycling! HeHe!!
|Oh Ned! Nancy's handsome boyfriend!|
By the way, I also found a mint condition hardback edition of Victoria Holt's The Captive!
I am a HUGE Victoria Holt fan!! Many of her books are out of print, so this was an awesome find!!!
Finding quality used books can be like searching for clues in a mystery; difficult to discover, but oh so rewarding when you do!
|Follow the clues to find fabulous books!|
So keep searching poodles! Because as another great detective would say, "The game is afoot!"
|Sometimes I accidentally buy doubles. Oops!|
Anyone want the above two?
Let me know in the comments section,
and they're yours!