Stationery and novelties

Valentines! Valentines!

Not unlike the bookstores of today, booksellers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries supplemented their book, magazine, and newspaper offerings with a wide assortment of stationery and “fancy goods,” such as leather products, toys, home decor items, novelties, giftware, and greeting cards. In the last category, Valentine’s Day presented a major opportunity to… Continue reading Valentines! Valentines!