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Fun Friday: Vintage Book Club Flyers

March 25, 2011

I remember being so excited when the teacher passed these out—especialy if it was my 5th grade teacher, Mr. Chavez, since I had a MAJOR crush on him…I would carefully place the mailer in my book bag and then as soon as I hit the door to our little pink house (yes—I grew up on an Air Force Base in a pink house) I’d sprawl across my bed trying to decide which books to order. …

And then the long wait. Waiting, Waiting, Waiting…until the marvelous day when the book shipment arrived! It was like my birthday and Christmas rolled into one! I felt so grown up—especially because if I remember correctly, these were marketed as “teen books”—and I was only 10, after all!

If you shared my grade-school obsession, you will love these pictures!

What was one of your favorite mail-order books?



2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 25, 2011 1:30 pm

    Cool vintage flyers! Brought back some memories. For me it was more the book fairs than the flyers – I just loved that we got an opportunity to “shop” at school!

    • March 25, 2011 1:34 pm

      Yes, Dana–any opportunity to SHOP is good! And somehow buying blue books for our lame student store did not satisfy. Cheers! BCC

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