In business for over 27 years, 2 shops in one location, 20,000 used, rare and out of print books. Vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories, china and glassware.
Originally called "The Academy" our historic
building has also been a church, townhall private theater and home to our antique and used bookstore for fifteen years. Surrounded by cut and faced stonewalls and shaded by 200 year old maple trees, the setting would have inspired Robert Frost. The original belltower still sits on the roof. Alas the bell is missing, but that's another story.
Located in the Historic District of the Village of Harwinton, Connecticut and listed on The National Register of Historic Sites. We have a perfect site for antiques and books. Come browse in our shop and enjoy a piece of history.
Come visit our beautifully remodeled showroom, decorated like an European
drawing room/library. Delicate porcelain teapots, bone china teacups, dessert
sets and silver flatware- everything you need for hosting a tea party fill the china cabinets. Vintage hats, gloves and purses are displayed with care, just waiting to be worn or to decorate your boudoir. Showcases filled with sparkling vintage jewelry. Everything you need for afternoon tea. Inviting chintz couches to sit and relax upon under dazzling crystal chandeliers. A genuine old- fashioned Ladies' Mercantile.
Books in our collection number 20,000. Used, out of print, rare and collectible, even some brand new titles. From 1800's poetry to modern 2009 first editions. Mostly hardcover, 1st editions and some signed by the authors or illustrators. Bookcases and shelves filled with books on cooking, decorating, hobbies, gardening, art, history, biographies, occult, poetry, best selling fiction and children's series books.