It all started during our days in North Dakota, back in1975; I was attending school and Deb decided to open up a used paperbacks book store called the Book Nook
Bolingbrook, IL (Vocus) September 23, 2010
Web entrepreneurs Wayne and Deborah Keil are pleased to announce the publication of their brand-new blog, http://www.VintageAndCollectiblePaperbacksBlog.com. Developed to complement their web store, the interactive platform is intended to educate readers on various aspects of vintage paperbacks and book collecting as well as to highlight publishers and authors and to showcase vintage and collectible books from a variety of ‘Best Of’ genres.
“It all started during our days in North Dakota, back in1975; I was attending school and Deb decided to open up a used paperbacks book store called the Book Nook,” Wayne said. “She ran the shop during the daytime and I would help out with maintenance and shelf stocking in the evenings after class.”
At VintageAndCollectiblePaperbacks.com, shoppers are invited to explore an exciting selection of vintage and collectible paperback books. With a specialization in mystery and science fiction, the web store also carries other genres such as historical fiction, romance and true crime books, as well as themes like humor, horror, erotica, western, biography and more. Many of these paperbacks have amazing cover art that contains intricate details inspired by oil paintings.
“As we became more enthralled by the history and wonderment behind these paper collectibles, we also discovered new niches within the world of vintage books,” Wayne said. “Hooked on Books allowed us to meet all kinds of fascinating people; one in particular who introduced us to pulp magazines, which are the precursors to digests and paperbacks. The pulp magazines, beginning in the late 1900’s and ending in the 1950’s, are what many big-name authors started from to build a name for themselves.”
Shoppers will also discover a vast assortment of pulp reprints, digests, TV-movie books and Dell Map Backs to name a few. Some of the books date back more than 50 years and many of them are no longer in print, which makes them highly valuable for collection.
“We offer a special collection of books that feature Good Girl Art, which means the book’s cover art depicts scenes of a woman being threatened or in a suggestive pose with her clothing disarranged,” Deborah said. “Sometimes it’s details like these that lead people to collect paperbacks, while others cherish them for their vintage appeal and exquisite stories.”
Keep an eye out for additional paperbacks as the couple will continue to update their website with new vintage and collectible items. Shoppers can expect to see about 20 to 30 additional books every week as they have about 30,000 books in their collection waiting to be showcased. Consignment services for people who need to downsize or are looking to sell bulk collections of vintage and collectible books may also be arranged.
“In addition to our outstanding collection, our customer service is what really sets us apart from other online stores because we both have an extensive knowledge and passion for our products, which means we’re happy to answer questions or help you track down a specific book, even if it’s something we don’t carry,” Deborah said. “If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our website, it could be in our database of over 23,000 books or in the 10,000-plus books of overstock we carry.”
About the Company:
VintageAndCollectiblePaperbacks.com – a division of Hooked on Books – is owned and operated by vintage book collectors and web entrepreneurs Wayne and Deborah Keil.
Wayne and Deborah Keil
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