… and the shop is kind of a wreck. (These photos don’t show the seriously high stacks of boxes and boxes and boxes of books to be unpacked.)
In the past week, I’ve added a good 4,000-5,000 books to the Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps inventory, with two trips to Belfast (thanks to my friend Greg for the help on one of those trips – where we picked up about 2/3 of the books!), and a final trip yesterday to New Sharon (thanks to my friend Carla for coming along for the ride on that one and helping load the Jeep… I even got two more small dog crates for free for my friend Kaili’s rescue efforts!).
All told, there were at least 200 boxes of books that got dragged into the shop, piled in every available corner and free space. Whew!
Today I spent 5 hours unpacking about 60 of those boxes.
So far, 10 boxes are contemporary fiction, both hard cover and paperback. Those will have to be sold off really really cheap, since I don’t have room for them – and there are about 35 or so boxes of the same stuff sitting in my garage.
The science fiction collection has expanded considerably… man, if I just had the time, I’d read through the entire selection of close to 600 titles! (That includes quite a few of the boxes of hardcover SF that I picked up yesterday… YES!)
The mental health, social work, cultural and spirituality section has already doubled… and who knows what else is in the 150 boxes still to be unpacked!
American and world history, military and political science books… well, there are 1200 or so of those. I keep finding titles and saying (out loud), “Oh Johnny, you would LOVE this!
There’s so much more…
Anyway… I feel like a kid at Christmas.
Now I just have to sell these suckers. (Remember, all sales benefit The Grief Warrior Project!)
Scroll to the end to see more photos!
By the way, that’s Rudi trying to figure out where he wants to be. Millie is firmly settled in on the chaise behind me.
Come on in and check ’em out!
All sales, after expenses, go to support The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in center in development. The Grief Warrior Project‘s support group room is located at Heritage Collectibles. FMI: Linda, 207 / 740-2247.
NOTE: With the exception of nearly 14,000 books, plus maps & music (sheet music & vinyl), most of our antique and other inventory can now be found at the Undercover Antique Mall in Oxford. We are booth number 56.
We hope you will enjoy our revamped shop, as well as our booth in Oxford, as you did our original retail space on Main Street.
For those dying to check out the revamped Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, we are still in the same building, but our new entrance is at the back of that building.
Just enter 9 Park Street, Lewiston into your GPS and park in the nearest available spot. Our entrance is through the door at the end of the building on the right hand side. You’ll see signs in the windows (“Retail Store” and “Heritage Collectibles” and “Antiques” as well as others; you’ll also see my silver Jeep Liberty parked nearby.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us since August of 2014!
In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially the section we called Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – that was his baby.
He loved me like crazy, and oh how I loved him.
Follow our blog at https://warrior-project.org, in honor of my husband, and all others who have been lost to internal demons that in the end, overwhelmed them.
All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps will go to help fund The Grief Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in and counseling center in the process of being developed.
(Please Note: The Grief Warrior Project is in no way intended to be reflective of, or piggy back off, Wounded Warriors which serves those military personnel wounded after September 11, 2001. Like too many others, John was a warrior long before then.)