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Wonderful Books by Mail

Durham, California, USA

About Wonderful Books by Mail

I have been selling Ink on Paper for over 50 years. I provide personal service, Worldwide Delivery & will answer your questions about any item you see in my extensive LISTINGS

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Wonderful Books by Mail

The Old Bank
Durham, CA 95938 USA
Phone: (530) 892-8191

Terms of sale for Wonderful Books by Mail

Tems of sale. FULL RETURNS FOR ANY REASON ALLOWED. Please Contact seller before returns. PHONE,530-892-8191 DROP SHIPPING & GIFT ORDERS. Selling Ink on Paper for over 50 years.

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Interview with Wayne Pierce of Wonderful Books by Mail

When did you get started in bookselling?
I am 71 years old. I first sold ink on paper when I was 12.
What drew you to bookselling?
I said a prayer that I would find a way to make a living that would put a roof over my head, food on my table & not contribute to war,nor need someone to follow after me and clean up a mess. The prayer was answered in half an hour when I visited a small community bookstore that was in need of a new partner. I could live in the back of the old grocery store that the building had been.
Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
Harry Cutler,Head perfumer for Revlon...Who also loved books.
What are your specialties as a dealer?
Children's books. Books by women American regional authors. Natural history. Any book I have never seen before & that I know nothing about.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
The customers..(little things about their personalities). The smell of books. Making a living from what I love..The many books that pass thru my hands.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
Open storefront from 1968 until 1971.When I moved to the country & began selling thru the mail with occasional catalogs.
If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
We had a (kitty litter trained) RABBIT.And a DOG who would come to ME and quietly say "woof" if someone came into the store that he did not like.He was much too polite & intelligent to make a store display.
What is the funniest / strangest / scariest thing that ever happened in your store?
Someone once brought a horse up the wooden steps & inside the store...just so we could see if it could be done.