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Tattered but still lovely

We treasure old and sometimes obscure literature. We find that the language is rich, and the points of view are quirky and still entertaining.

I've pencilled a dashed line somewhere in the 1950s to separate 'old' and 'modern.' We'll list some of our favorite authors here as we move forward.

We grab up the old hardbacks at thrift stores and yard sales. The ones most people are willing to dispose of for 25 cents, because their value is hidden.

Non-fiction too. I've collected turn of the century medical tracts and manners manuals for the fun of hearing what was preached back then.

Total members: 196 members

Recent members: Cornishgirl, daisy_may, haydninvienna, roseleydon, AWahle, SimmKa, Sovay, robertajl, asurbanipal, GothicRomance, juniperSun, CJEggers, Michaela.K, MinuteMarginalia, Linkmeister, alleybaxter, golux1, JodyCole, Darth-Heather, GiltAndDust, RandomDSdevel, MH2017, deb19711, ReneeMarie, LorisBook, Vraxoin, Guanhumara, SusanTahiti, hillaryrose7, Cathy.Wang

Tags: pre-1950 (1), motoring romance (1), Ruritanian (1), TBSL (1), old books (1), (show all)vintage books (1)

Administrators: 2wonderY (creator)

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the chit-chat corner 4gmathis, November 9ignore
World War 2 stories 140fuzzi, November 7ignore
The Jungle Book(s) Illustrated 51fuzzi, November 4ignore
The first novel you remember reading 65jnwelch, October 31ignore
SAYING HELLO AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR 142BonnieJune54, October 31ignore
Where in the world are you reading? (2) 154Sakerfalcon, October 15ignore
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2 87BonnieJune54, September 27ignore
School Stories 15haydninvienna, September 18ignore
Cover images - Where the boys are 5MrsLee, September 11ignore
Cover images - No Boys Allowed 62wonderY, September 9ignore
Ruth's reading notes resumed 482wonderY, August 7ignore
Natural history 25fuzzi, August 6ignore
offering extra copies 198fuzzi, July 3ignore
motoring romances 392wonderY, July 2ignore
extravagant bindings 1212wonderY, June 7ignore
Personal favorite book buying places 17gmathis, May 24ignore
Cover for Christmas Horse 30fuzzi, May 13ignore
TBSL Picture Book Recommendations 31fuzzi, March 12ignore
A Wrinkle in Time 18JerryMmm, March 9ignore
Elizabeth Cadell being re-published in Kindle format 33MDGentleReader, March 2ignore
More Acquisitions 219fuzzi, February 27ignore
Avis romance, about 1924 4juniperSun, February 16ignore
Louisa May Alcott 10.Monkey., February 15ignore
Info about discovered authors 8MrsLee, February 15ignore
contemporary books which respectfully nod back to our older favorites 24gmathis, February 1ignore
TBSL films 10BonnieJune54, January 15ignore
Tattered but Lovely reading threads/journals/blogs 32.Monkey., January 6ignore
Classics TBR 43gmathis, January 2ignore
What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon? (we'll keep an eye out for you) 76fuzzi, December 2017ignore
from under the tree 342wonderY, December 2017ignore
Servants who matter 15Guanhumara, December 2017ignore
Thoughts on Reading Journals 92wonderY, November 2017ignore
SO off-topic, but I just wanted to share this somewhere 21MrsLee, October 2017ignore
Bobbsey Twins 3fuzzi, August 2017ignore
the illustrators of the "Just So Stories" 20fuzzi, August 2017ignore
Exceptional women of the 19th century 4daisy_may, August 2017ignore
Little House on the Prairie series 24fuzzi, July 2017ignore
MDGentleReader - off to a late start 39fuzzi, July 2017ignore
Ruth's reading notes 2132wonderY, June 2017ignore
A. A. Milne's house is for sale 2MarthaJeanne, March 2017ignore
Bryson's 1927 2MrsLee, February 2017ignore
The Weird Book Room 31MarthaJeanne, January 2017ignore
MDGentleReader - very grateful for a the start of a new year - 2016 105MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
D E Stevenson reprints & new titles by Greyladies 6fuzzi, December 2016ignore
Looking for certain types of books. 11MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
Book covers, A Child's Garden of Verses 22fuzzi, December 2016ignore
50's and 60's Illustrations Style 15SylviaC, December 2016ignore
Prosperity and Commerce 10MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
TBSL wanted - looking for specific themes. 9MDGentleReader, December 2016ignore
Working women in TBSL books 24Sakerfalcon, December 2016ignore
"Old" Books 11supersnake, November 2016ignore
Hope this is ok here! 1ShyPageSniffer, November 2016ignore
Temple Bailey 382wonderY, September 2016ignore
Georgette Heyer ebook sale. 1SylviaC, August 2016ignore
Keeping cool summer of 2016 5MDGentleReader, August 2016ignore
''It was 1948....it was a very good year.....'' 6thorold, July 2016ignore
Hi, I'm new - and an offer 8buriedinbooks, June 2016ignore
A narrow escape 7fuzzi, June 2016ignore
Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess Series 5harrygbutler, June 2016ignore
June 2016 HAUL (with a little TBSL and some vinyl) 2BonnieJune54, June 2016ignore
Old Story, New Illustrations 1MrsLee, June 2016ignore
old illustrations 19BonnieJune54, June 2016ignore
Where in the world are you reading? 463vpfluke, May 2016ignore
looking for new books :) 3hearthlit, May 2016ignore
Anyone Near Chicago? 2.Monkey., May 2016ignore
the group picture 51MrsLee, May 2016ignore
Favorite "New" TBSL Authors 44MDGentleReader, May 2016ignore
lyrical first pages 13MarthaJeanne, May 2016ignore
Any TBSLers Near Cleveland, Ohio? 4fuzzi, April 2016ignore
Sarah Orne Jewett 2Sakerfalcon, April 2016ignore
Beverly Cleary is Almost 100! 13hearthlit, April 2016ignore
MDGentleReader reads tattered, big, small, paperback, hardback, ebooks 2015 Chapter 1 160ronincats, March 2016ignore
endpapers 7harrygbutler, March 2016ignore
Maggie Vandewalle 5fuzzi, March 2016ignore
NYPL digital collection of posters advertising TBSL books 3fuzzi, March 2016ignore
The childrens bookshelves 47fuzzi, March 2016ignore
Hannah & Cody's Adventures Part 1 16fuzzi, March 2016ignore
TBSL 3fuzzi, March 2016ignore
A wall of TBSL 15harrygbutler, February 2016ignore
Maxfield Parrish 29Diane-bpcb, February 2016ignore
TBSL Challenge in February 11fuzzi, January 2016ignore
staying warm, winter of 15-16 74MDGentleReader, January 2016ignore
LOTS OF PHOTOS! Hannah and Cody's TBSL Book Haul 1-17-15 19harrygbutler, January 2016ignore
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows 311guido47, January 2016ignore
TBSL WWI Stories 13ShyPageSniffer, January 2016ignore
Book edge gilting 2MarthaJeanne, January 2016ignore
Tattered but lovely e-books 106aviddiva, December 2015ignore
What are you reading now? 150SylviaC, December 2015ignore
Great titles 7.Monkey., December 2015ignore
Sitting around the dinner table... 4MrsLee, December 2015ignore
TBSL Sources 2Sakerfalcon, November 2015ignore
ridiculous memory lapses 43fuzzi, November 2015ignore
MDGentleReader? 1fuzzi, October 2015ignore
wedding countdown 47MrsLee, October 2015ignore
Paper Wins! 17MarthaJeanne, October 2015ignore
Got any gilt? 12wonderY, September 2015ignore
Our fascination with trainwrecks 17fuzzi, September 2015ignore
home grown philosophers 72wonderY, September 2015ignore
Forgotten Silver and Golden Age mystery writers 31BonnieJune54, May 2015ignore
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Created: Feb 23, 2012

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