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: 174 members

Recent members: Rusty37, Vraxoin, Guanhumara, SusanTahiti, hillaryrose7, Cathy.Wang, bjappleg8, Cmatha, LadyAldingar, FayeHall, Philomena, davidgn, Maryhasalittledog, RueCunningham, mothramatic, triciareads55, clue, terriks, harrygbutler, Marissa_Doyle, supersnake, ILuvBookplates, MarkHomer, TheGingerDetective, karenmarie, alvaret, smcwl, gitavreddy, Ildera, BSMurthy

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

Administrators: 2wonderY (creator)

Post a new topic
Topics messagesLast message 
MDGentleReader - off to a late start 34SylviaC, Tuesday 10:24pmignore
Ruth's reading notes resumed 24fuzzi, June 13ignore
Ruth's reading notes 2132wonderY, June 10ignore
the illustrators of The Wind in the Willows - part 2 39fuzzi, May 21ignore
More Acquisitions 197MrsLee, May 13ignore
What obsolete title would you love to stumble upon? (we'll keep an eye out for you) 66fuzzi, April 25ignore
the illustrators of the "Just So Stories" 18fuzzi, April 13ignore
Where in the world are you reading? (2) 138fuzzi, April 5ignore
offering extra copies 170SaintSunniva, April 2ignore
Natural history 21fuzzi, March 18ignore
SO off-topic, but I just wanted to share this somewhere 18fuzzi, March 18ignore
Elizabeth Cadell being re-published in Kindle format 29SylviaC, March 16ignore
A. A. Milne's house is for sale 2MarthaJeanne, March 11ignore
Little House on the Prairie series 22BonnieJune54, February 8ignore
Bryson's 1927 2MrsLee, February 5ignore
Louisa May Alcott 5UtopianPessimist, January 18ignore
World War 2 stories 103marell, January 15ignore
The Weird Book Room 31MarthaJeanne, January 12ignore
Tattered but Lovely reading threads/journals/blogs 28SylviaC, January 10ignore
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
TBSL Picture Book Recommendations 19fuzzi, October 2016ignore
SAYING HELLO AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR 94MrsLee, October 2016ignore
Servants who matter 9SylviaC, September 2016ignore
extravagant bindings 1122wonderY, September 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
TBSL films 82wonderY, 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
Info about discovered authors 6aviddiva, February 2016ignore
motoring romances 36SilverKitty, January 2016ignore
TBSL Challenge in February 11fuzzi, January 2016ignore
staying warm, winter of 15-16 74MDGentleReader, January 2016ignore
The first novel you remember reading 59MarthaJeanne, 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
from under the tree 33MarthaJeanne, 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
The Jungle Book(s) Illustrated 49fuzzi, August 2015ignore
Forgotten Silver and Golden Age mystery writers 31BonnieJune54, May 2015ignore
Right Living 46SaintSunniva, May 2015ignore
Epistolary format 52Osbaldistone, April 2015ignore
TBSL Westerns 14fuzzi, March 2015ignore
staying warm 256MDGentleReader, March 2015ignore
A Jane Austen Education 2hearthlit, March 2015ignore
Old movies and old books 41rainpebble, March 2015ignore
Library Throws Away Thousands of Books!!! 7MarthaJeanne, February 2015ignore
Austen's "Persuasion" 18aviddiva, February 2015ignore
William Harrison Ainsworth 4thorold, February 2015ignore
keeping the interest up 51fuzzi, February 2015ignore
Books from 1915 22MrsLee, February 2015ignore
Dust Jackets 6fuzzi, January 2015ignore
sub-titles (!) 25thorold, January 2015ignore

Search members' books

Group pictures (54)


(see all 54 group pictures)

Activity level:
Members: 174
Language: English
Group id: tatteredbutstilllove
Created: Feb 23, 2012

RSS Feeds

Recent messages
Recent members
Recent books added
Recent groups created


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 115,151,111 books! | Top bar: Always visible