Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Merci, Grazie,Thank you !

A big thank you to everyone who has visited the new website and given us feedback, ideas and constructive criticism. And, of course, many thanks for all of the book purchases.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Working Out The Kinks

We're still having some minor issues, but the new store website is operational. So, go ahead & buy some books.

Friday, May 25, 2007

TA-DA ! Here's the new WEBSITE for Cerulean Day Books online store .

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We're Back

It's been quite awhile, but we're finally back to the Blog.
The big news this week is the coming new website for Cerulean Day Books at ceruleandaybooks.com. The new e-commerce site will focus on rare travel books & vintage travel guides such as , Baedekers, Murray's, A & C Black guides, Bradshaw's, Guida D'Italia, Cook's Handbooks, and much more.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Baedeker Great Britain

I am on the hunt for a Baedeker's Great Britain 1887 true first edition ( E 215 ) in fine or near fine condition for a collector.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Flea Market Baedeker's & Vintage Travel Guides

Yesterday was the monthly sojourn to the flea market to sell off low-end books . In the "people are strange" department, I tried to trade boxes of hardcover novels for two old travel guides to a regular market dealer who is perpetually down on his luck, but he spurned my offer. Needless to say, I didn't buy his books and carted mine books home.
I did, however, meet some new market dealers who were delightful and charming. It's always a roll of the dice when you don't lease permanent spots at this flea market. Some of the regulars take all of the fun out of the experience.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Black Guides, Blue Guides, Baedeker's,Murray's Travel Handbooks

Is it just me, or has this been the slowest week for vintage and collectible book sales in history ? Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of customer contact. In fact, the emails have flown fast and furious, but few seem to be in a buying mood. I've answered a gazillion questions on maps, illustrations, edition dates, condition, etc., etc. .I've sent dozens of photos & scans around the world. One valued collector/customer emailed me night and day while he was on his seaside holidays, but decided not to buy after all.
On a positive note, we have found a great space and are moving up the road a piece . Closing date in October. Time to start packing.