About Always Something Special
Our Service PledgeWe respond to all orders within 24 hours and ship within one business day 99.5% of the time.
About UsCollecting special and unusual items has been a part of my life for many years. Offering the items that I acquire to others on the internet began about 15 years ago. Items are found at estate sales, antique shops, auctions and from "pickers" who bring their finds to me.
Books and associated ephemera are a passion with me and that interest will be reflected in the shop.
Customers often leave nice "notes" in feedback and sometimes call or write about items. Here is a letter sent by "snail mail" recently:
"My book arrived today (March 12.) I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with this purchase. This is a book that I have been attempting to obtain since the 1950s when, while working as a young salesman in a camera store, I first saw a copy. I have almost bought one twice. The third was the charm. The copy that you sent me is what I would call "near-new" I am more than happy with it. Thank you for the little pocket dials that you sent gratis. Down here in Louisiana we would call such a gift: lagniappe. Thank you for the good service and the thoughtful way the book was packed....Richard
I want you to feel the same way when you purchase one of the shop offerings!!
You will find many offerings besides books in the shop...if we are both fortunate you will find something special that you just have to adopt!!
In Vacation Mode
We are currently unavailable until Monday, December 9. We will try to respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you when we get back!