Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nancy Drew Book Hunting Adventure

I was recently in Michigan and Ohio in September for a speech I gave at the Univ. of Michigan--check back for a future Blog on that soon--and also some research and book hunting in Ohio! I met up with Sleuth Rick who hosted us for our first official convention in Toledo in 2001 and some other fun Sleuth events in 2002.

We visited Jeffrey's Antique Gallery located in Findlay, OH. That place is huge! Tons of dealers and quite a bit of series books here and there! I'm including a picture I snapped of one shelf of series books--click on it for a larger image. If you are near Findlay, OH, I'd recommend stopping in--it's located right off the main highway, 11326 County Rd. 99, phone number: 419-423-7500.

Also including a picture of the place--you can't miss it traveling down the highway!

Here's a display of series books from a local bookstore in the Phoenix area: Book Gallery in Mesa on Main Street. They have a very large and nice selection of series books! Many in dust jacket.

With eBay becoming less and less fun for collectors, less and less interesting books and collectibles being listed, and more and more books and collectibles constantly being purchased by resellers who drive up prices and from whom I won't buy from generally, it's a lot of fun to scout your local area and see what is out there. Plan book hunting trips with friends. You might be surprised at what you find! Don't forget to check out the antique stores and malls--they often have series books and reasonable prices too!



Anonymous said...

Do you know if they make a Nancy Drew Doll that is not $69 or more. My little girls loves Nancy Drew and asked Santa for one but I do not want to buy her a doll that she can not play with. Do you know if there is a babie or something out there that is cheaper. If so please let me know

Jenn said...

No, they don't have one for that price, Tonner is the only one with a doll out--you might find one reasonable at eBay.