Paperbacks Plus Bookstore

Since 1988 - Paperbacks Plus Bookstore offers a wide variety of gently used paperback books. We charge half-off of the Publishers listed cover price.

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“No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on the proper occasions." ~Henry Ward Beecher


"I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I are too much in love." ~Christopher Poindexter

"Goodnight Moon" by Shahab Shamshirsaz, Shahab Illustration (


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ~Henry Miller


"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~Lao Tzu

"Three Moons" Jeff Weekley Artist (

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A Bloodsmoor Romance - By Joyce Carol Oates (1982) First Edition.

Set in a nineteenth century similar to our own, A Bloodsmoor Romance follows the beautiful Zinn sisters, five young women who refuse-for the most part-"the obligations of Christian marriage."

Told in the Victorian style by an unnamed narrator shocked by the Zinn sisters' sexuality, impulsivity, and rude rejection of the mores of their time.


“Treasure this day and Treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again.” ~Ray Bradbury


"Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy." ~Charlaine Harris

Cover Art for The New Yorker Magazine (August 1962) by Arthur Getz (1913-1996) (

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Mary Engelbreit: Crafts to celebrate the seasons.

Mary Engelbreit (1999) First Edition Hardcover Spiral Spine 111 pages Colorful Illustrations Loaded with information Crafts to decorate your home. Mary Engelbreit shares her magic and whimsy in this idea filled book. 90 cleaver projects for inside and outside your home.

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“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton, All Things Considered (1908)


“At the end of the day, if I can say I laughed a little, and learned a little, it was a good day.”

“Hedgehog” Illustration by Lucy Fleming ( Lucy's Illustrations

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Vintage "Heidi" (1927) Johanna Spyri, Grosset & Dunlap Edition, illustrations by Pelagie Doane.

Profusely illustrated edition of this classic children's tale about a Swiss girl who grows up under her grandfather's care in a remote area of the Swiss Alps.

Here at the shop.


“There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.” ~Edith Wharton


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~Albert Einstein

Children's Book Week Poster (1959) by author and illustrator F. (Feodor) Rojankovsky (1891-1970)


“Almanac of the Dead” Novel by Leslie Marmon Silko (1991).

“To read this book is to hear the voices of the ancestors and spirits telling us where we came from, who we are, and where we must go.” ~Maxine Hong Kingston

Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. The acclaimed author has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors.


'You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book'. ~Dr. Seuss

Illustrator Stolbova Anastasia (


"I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers." ~Brian Selznick

Artist Lisa Parker (


“Don't you ever mind," she asked suddenly, "not being rich enough to buy all the books you want?” ~Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth


“Haunted Houses”
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
We meet them at the door-way, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
There are more guests at table than the hosts.
Invited; the illuminated hall
Is thronged with quiet, inoffensive ghosts,
As silent as the pictures on the wall.


“No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.” ~H. P. Lovecraft


“Spooky Halloween Night” ~Jacey Vantimmeren

It’s very spooky on Halloween night.
The ghosts and goblins will give you a fright.
Watch your back, do not be blind.
If you’re not careful, who knows what you’ll find?
You might see things like little black bats,
Or you might see things like scary black cats.
On every porch there’s a pumpkin or two,
With their creepy grins smiling at you.
It’s very spooky on Halloween night.

“Autumn Magic” Annya Marttinen (


"Delivering Dreams" children's book, written and Illustrated by Lori Preusch.

"One magical day, into the remotely quiet and peacefully serene world of one precocious little girl, comes a special delivery letter from her globe trotting Grandpa. Within no time, she is his kindred spirit of imagination and exploration.

As his faraway world unfolds, it beckons this little girl to voyage far beyond her wildest dreams ..."

For Book Plates, Vintage Stamps, Greeting Cards, Limited Edition Prints and ordering information visit Dandelion Press (


Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
~William Shakespeare


The Harvest Moon glows round and bold,
In pumpkin shades outlined in gold,
Illuminating eerie forms,
Unnatural as a candied corn.
Beware what dare crawls up your sleeve,
For 'tis the night called Hallows Eve.
~Richelle E. Goodrich Author

"All Hallows' Eve" Artist Gretchen Stuhldreier (

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“The round art: The astrology of time and space” by A.T. Mann, Mayflower Books (1979) Dragon's World Limited [First American Edition].

This highly illustrated work looks at the ancient science of astrology and links it with modern ideas in astronomy, psychology and physics. It includes a timescale for use in interpretation and prediction, plus a section on the technique of astrological reading.

Full-color graphics illustrate and clarify explanations of the horoscope and its houses, planetary influences, correspondence tables, and aspects and guidance in interpreting horoscopes.

Follow Mann's central premise to understand the unique link between astrology and biological time. With his logarithmic scale, you can identify and describe an individual's astrological life events from conception to old age.

“The round art: The astrology of time and space”, here at the shop.


“A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.” ~Alfred Hitchcock


"Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men." ~Neil Gaiman

Tristan Elwell "Curses, Inc." (

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead (The Papyrus of Ani) Egyptian Text Transliteration and Translation by E.A. Wallis Budge, Dover Publications; reprint edition (1967)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead, written around 1500 B.C. for Ani, Royal Scribe of Thebes, Overseer of the Granaries of the Lords of Abydos, and Scribe of the Offerings of the Lord of Thebes.

Including information on how to reach the afterlife and what to expect upon arrival, this ancient text provides guidance for those who have passed on.

Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was an English Egyptologist who worked for the British Museum.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead, here at the shop.


“Most people will tell you growing up means you stop believing in Halloween things - I’m telling you the reverse. You start to grow up when you understand that the stuff that scares you is part of the air you breathe.” ~Peter Straub


'Advice for the wise:
You"d better bite your tongue
Rather than cast a spell wrong.'
~Ana Claudia Antunes, The Witches Of Avignon

"Charmed to Death" artist Tristan Elwell (

Photos from Paperbacks Plus Bookstore's post 10/26/2023

Gain insight into the past, present or future!

The first written references to Tarot packs occurred between 1440 and 1450 in northern Italy.

Cartomancy through the use of playing cards, actually wasn't developed until 1785, by French occultist Jean-Baptiste Alliette.

Books on fortune-telling, here at the shop.


“We are all ghosts of yesterday, and the phantom of tomorrow awaits us alike in sunshine or in shadow, dimly perceived at times, never entirely lost.” ~Daphne du Maurier


“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” ~G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Poet

"The Diary of a Forest Girl" collection by Janue (

Photos from Paperbacks Plus Bookstore's post 10/25/2023

A few more puzzles headed to the shop!


“Excellence does not require perfection.” ~Henry James

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