Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's New in the Shop?

Everyday brings in new books. Here are some of our favorites. 

 Billie Sol: King of Texas Wheeler-Dealers.



Billie Sol: King of Texas Wheeler-Dealers.
Noble Craft Books, Abilene, Texas, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover.
Inscribed by Billie Sol Estes on the half title page. Good dust jacket with minor edgewear.
All pages clean and unmarked.
Includes Billie Sol Estes business card found paperclipped to front flyleaf.
Find this great book in the Texas Section  ** $10.00 **
 Need plans to build an electric car?  We got 'em! ** $25.00**
A Hybrid Electric Car You Build Yourself


Chinese Creeds & Customs

Author: V.R. Burkhardt
Printed and Published by:
The South China Morning Post, Ltd.
Hong Kong
Later copy or reprint of the 1st editions that were printed in 1959 **$15.00**     
Executive Privilege

Executive Privilege
Publisher: Macmillian. 2001. 
Inscribed: First Edition. 
Hardcover with dust jacket - all very good condition.
Jay Brandon, San Antonio author.
Proceeds benefit the Patrick Heath Public Library!
Disclaimer: In the interest of fairness, all books offered on this site are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
We do not reserve books for later purchases.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

What's New In The Shop

Week 9/16/13

Everyday brings in new books. Here are some of this week's favorites.

Just in:  1979 Texas A&M yearbook.  $5.00  Excellent condition.  Gig'em Aggies!

Encyclopedia Britannica facsimile of the 1771 edition.
3 Volume set, bound in dark brown leatherette with gilt spinal lettering. Published in 1971 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of the original edition.  This set would look beautiful sitting in your library, but I must tell you, the pictures inside are awesome! $50.00

Epic of Flight - Time Life Books; 11 volumes, published in 1983.  Leatherette with stamped gold lettering. These books are very popular with our Military/History shoppers.  $2.00 each.  Excellent condition. 

Oh my. Here it is.  7,000 pages of EVERYTHING Texas. Beautiful 6 volume set published in 1996.  Find these in the Texas section of the bookshop. $225.00.

We don't get many WWI books in the shop - so this little book is extra special.               Army/Navy 1917.

The Army and The Navy of the United States of America. 1917. Published by the Prudential Insurance Co. of America:  Beautiful  color illustrations regarding Infantry, Cavalry, Engineers, Aviation, Weapons & Equipment, Artillery, Marine & Sailor, Dreadnaught, Torpedo Boat, Submarine, Cruiser and Medical Department.  32pp.  Very good condition. $5.00.

Who's Who in Uniform.  A simplified method of knowing the Rank and Branch of Service of the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Red Cross, Civilian Defense and affiliated Services. Over 500 illustrations. The most complete book on the subject every published.  $10.00

Louis L'amour  Western stories.   Everyone knows someone who loves Louis L'amour.  Stop in and buy their favorite hard cover leatherette bound novel with gold stamp lettering and  gilt edges for $4.00. Excellent condition. Don't miss this, cowgirl! 

Makers of History 1900-1902 by Jacob and John Abbott. Beige cloth covered boards with black lettering and black/brown illustration.  $3.00 each.

The Annals of American 20 Volumes Bicentennial Edition hardcover - January 1, 1976 by Mortimer J. Adler.
What a beautiful complete set of books by Encyclopedia Britannica!  Beautiful illustrations/photographs of primary source documents.  Padded hardcover. Excellent condition. $100.00. 

The bookshop is overflowing!  Come take a look!  Buy a book!

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Farmyard is coming!

It’s not Fall without our 2nd Annual Farmyard visit! Grab your kiddos (and camera) and get ready to oohh and ahhh ! Animals include sheep, lambs, goats, chickens, rabbits, miniature bull, pony, and Wilma the potbelly pig!
Where: Bookshop Under the Windmill (next to the library)
When: Wednesday 9/11
Time: Immediately following story time at 10:30
Everyone is welcome. Tell all your friends! Stop by for some BIG FUN with the Farmyard animals!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Upcoming Events

I'm so excited!
Thursday, August 29th, 5:00 -7:00 pm -  Ladies Craft Night at the bookshop. This month we're making the cutest SECRET BOOK. Seating is limited to 15 so shoot me an email ( or stop in the shop to save your space......$10.00.
Tuesday, September 3, 10 am - noon - It's Senior Day!  Come and enjoy some lively conversation, lemonade/coffee/cookies on the deck and use your $1.00 coupon to find that perfect book.
Wednesday, September 11th, 9:00 am. Friends of Boerne Public Library monthly meeting. All are welcome.
Wednesday, September 11th, 10:30 - Little Listener Storytime at the bookshop. Last year the petting zoo was so much fun we decided to do it again. We'll have a pony and a little bull along with Wilma the pig and many more! Come and snap that perfect picture! Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, October 19th, Noon - 2:00 pm - Texas Rangers Joaquin Jackson, Ray Martinez and Mike Cox will be at the shop for a book signing. Details to follow, but save the date. It's going to be big!
Let's get to it!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Life and Writings of Thomas Paine

What's new in the shop?
TEN VOLUME SET --- 1908 INDEPENDENCE EDITION OF THE CENTENARY ISSUE --- Limited to 500 numbered copies. This is set #66/500.
Signed by the editor, Daniel Edwin Wheeler, in designated space in Volume I.
Bound in gray cloth with gold spine lettering and top edge gilt. Beautiful tipped- in portrait of Paine. Outside; good condition. Inside; clean and unmarked.
We're open Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You might wanna check 'em out! They're awesome.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

We've got it going on!! Check it out!

Your book donations are on the road again! This time our volunteer Al, who also volunteers at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne, takes our Bookshop recyclable books to patients at University Hospital, Fort Sam Houston and The Wounded Warrior clinic in San Antonio. Oh la la.  Thanks Al!

Monday, August 12, 2013

FOBPL Bits n' Pieces

The volunteer information session last Friday was packed!
Sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00 a.m. 
Give back to the community and support your library in the cozy atmosphere of the Bookshop Under the Windmill. 
Come join us!   Sign up at the shop or email for more information. The next Volunteer Information Session will be on  September 13th 9:00 a.m.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Bookshop Under the Windmill Events!
Monthly FOBPL meeting: Wednesday, August 14th at 9:00 a.m.  (Note the meeting has been changed to the 2nd Wednesday of the month).
Ladies Craft night The Secret Book. Thursday, August 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Cost: $10.00.  Bring your friends!
Check out our facebook page for Bookshop Biblio Bargains!   Please tell your friends that we're here and feel free to share our Facebook page! 


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were: Creatures, Places and People.
Michael Page and Robert Ingpen
Published by Time-Life Books, 1985
Flying carpets, check! Wendigos, Brownies, and Kelpies, triple check!
An encyclopedia of magical and mythical creatures complete with gorgeous illustrations. A real gem of a book for that hard to buy for bookworm. This book will keep a mythology, history, or literature lovers occupied for hours. Stretch your imagination!
Table top size, 240 pp, hardcover, DJ, very good+ condition. $10.00
All sales in the shop. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Featured Item: Encounter With Tiber - Autographed Buzz Aldrin

Ok, Sci-fi fans, we've got a great book just for you! Are you ready?? An AUTOGRAPHED Encounter With Tiber (1996) written by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin - the second man to walk on the moon and the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11. Hardback, dust jacket, Very good + condition. Asking $70-100 on Ebay! Our price: $20.00.  What a great gift!
All sales done at the store; first come,first served.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today's Featured Item - Abraham Lincoln

Do you have a Lincoln, Civil War or History lover in your family? Check out today's FEATURED ITEM:
Vintage Book Set Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg 1926
6 Volume Hardcover Set
Volumes 1-4 are The Prairie Years
Volumes 5-6 The War Years
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
Books are in very good + condition. No torn pages, notations or markings. Normal signs of wear on spine edges. Beautiful black and gold gilt lettering, wonderfully illustrated with photos, written documents, and maps.
 Asking $420 on Etsy. OUR PRICE: $100
Visit the shop on Friday or Saturday 10am-2pm!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bookshop Selling Large Tables

Now that we are fully operational in the Bookshop Under the Windmill three days a week, we no longer need to host periodic community book sale events to support the Boerne Public Library. As a result, we have a BUNCH of tables that are no longer used...and are taking up precious storage space! These are great tables for family gatherings and entertaining, quilting, garage sales, potting, outdoor use, etc. Here are the specs:

Tables are white, lightweight, durable and set up very quickly.

We have 25-30 for sale, $35 each. All proceeds benefit our library!

Please contact President Cheryl Perz for more info and/or to come see the tables and pick yours out: first come, first served!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Trees to Beautify our Bookshop

Four new trees - including two-100 gallon trees - were planted at the Bookshop Under the Windmill yesterday! They are gorgeous and will provide many years of shade, color and beauty to our library campus. BIG thank you to Maldonado Landscaping Company in Boerne for providing donated labor to get them in the ground...and, if you've ever planted a tree, you know how generous this is!

Thanks Josh!