I am the first one to admit when buying books for our home library, I’m looking for books for that will look great on our shelves for years to come. Purchasing collectible children’s books for in-home libraries has become a hobby of mine recently.
I’m a huge collector of Barnes & Noble leatherbound classics, but I would also like to introduce you to a few other places as well.
Juniper Press is by far one of my favorite places to purchase decorative/collectible books. They have a wonderful collection of children’s books perfect for your home.
One of my favorite products from Juniper Press would be its “Chronicles of Narnia” collection.
The leatherbound editions from Barnes & Noble are not only economical but also very well designed and aesthetically pleasing.
I’m slowly building our collection, at $10 per book you can’t go wrong. If you are a member of the B&N Members Club you get an additional amount off.
Each book comes with classic illustrations and easy to read fonts. My son loves just how easy “Treasure Island” was to read. I was white surprised as well, he finished the book in a little over one week.
Keep in mind, these are not the Disney versions of the story. Grimm’ s Fairy Tales and a few others may not be suitable for younger readers, parents use discretion.
If you are looking for a wonderful way to decorate your little one’s library or if your an avid book collector be sure to check out Juniper Press for all of your book needs.
If you are looking for higher end “kids don’t touch” books take a look at Folio Society. We own this gorgeous version of The One Hunded and One Dalmatians and it was absolutely worth every penny.
Next on my list of Folio Society purchases will be this special version of The Little Prince. The cover art and interior design alone make me want to own this beautiful book.
HOW TO STAGE YOUR COLLECTIBLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Books are known to be one of the best staging props around. When decorating your home, it’s common practice to use ‘coffee table’ books and other decorative items in your living space. I prefer to use classic children’s books for the simple fact they are conversation starters as well.
If you have books with dust jackets, remove the jackets and store them safely. A lot of times, hardcover books will have a beautiful linen or cloth cover underneath. Books without the covers create a distinctive vignette, while books of the same color, grouped together make a striking statement.
Create art by stacking books horizontally, vertically, or even at an angle.
WHERE TO BUY COLLECTIBLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
Barnes & Noble Products Listed: Many of the B&N books have now sold out. You can find them online below via The Book Depository
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Juniper Press Products listed:
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
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