Everything You Ever Needed to Know About the Online Book Store

Better than a bibliophile’s garage sale, the Friends of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s online bookstore offers out-of-print and hard-to-find titles. Plus, some oddities mixed in there too.

New items get added daily. Want to see how many books are in our store? Click here and look at the top center for the number of items listed.

Fast Fact: 211 items sold as of today. Price range is $10 to $1,500. Total amount as of Oct. 19, 2009, is $6,974.

From rare fiction books, such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Illustrated by Norman Rockwell (1936) to nonfiction, such as the out-of-print The Art of Walt Disney (1973) – a collector’s must-have – the bookstore has something for everyone. Here are some of the books the online bookstore has to offer.

How often can you say you own a piece of Topeka’s history? Those who know of the world-renown psychiatrist Karl Menninger, who co-founded Topeka’s now-closed Menninger Clinic, may want to pick up a signed copy of Menninger’s book The Human Mind (1930).

A 140-page collectible photo book called A Century of Indian (2001) shows vibrant photographs of the Indian brand motorcycle. The book was a companion piece to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame’s exhibit of the same name.

The Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration (2003) shows 12,000 detailed engravings that are copyright-free and clearly reproducible. This is a source book for designers and artists showing 19th century work in 600-plus pages.

The book store has a 1st edition (1954) copy of The Pogo Stepmother Goose, a fun and visual book. This nostalgic paperback contains fairy tales, parables, alliteration and poetry in its 70 pages. If this one is gone, the book store has several other Pogo books, including The Incompleat Pogo and POGO (1951).

Considered one of the Murrow Boys, Ernie Pyle worked as a war correspondent during World War II. He was awarded the 1944 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished war correspondence. Read about him and see tons of rare photographs in An Ernie Pyle Album – Indiana to le Shima (1946).

Thanks for shopping. Come back again.

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A recent sale of Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking (1st edition) earned the Friends $400.

The money from the online book store goes to support the library.


Recent orders

Acing the New SAT I Math [Paperback] by Greenhall Publishing

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Fourth Edition

Terry's Guide to The Japanese Empire Including Korea & Formosa With Chapters On

Field Instruction in Social Work Settings [Hardcover] by Kerson, Toba Schwaber

Private Pilot Manual by Jeppesen Sanderson

Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

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