I'm exciting to announce a new affiliate here on "Chair in the Shade". It's a great company that had a big influence on me growing up. It's Dover Publications. So what's so great about a book company?
When I was growing up I wanted to be a librarian. I LOVED (and still love) books. I read all the time and I especially loved mysteries and classic British lit. I could get pretty much I wanted from the public library, but there's just something about having a book of your own, and not having a set time to have to have the book read by.
I originally was drawn to Dover because of their Thrift Editions. These are mostly classics, soft covers, and all $5 or less. They have Sherlock Holmes stories, books by the Bronte sisters, Shakespeare's plays, Charles Dickens, and Jane Austen, and so much more. It's a great way to build a library when you're a high school kid when you're a growing bibliophile with limited income from your part time job.
They have lots of books on a variety of other books, fiction and non fiction on a variety of topics. They have drawing and coloring books, paper dolls, origami paper, clip art, cooking books, books on card games, different sciences and math, history. They cover a wide variety of topics.
They also have tons of awesome stickers. I went through a phase where I absolutely loved Impressionist art- Renoir, Monet, Mary Cassatt, I loved them all. Dover sells sticker books with reproductions of artwork by famous artists for $2.00. They also have vintage reproductions of fruit labels, luggage tags, Victorian animals, flowers, and Christmas stickers.
They now offer e-books as well if that's your thing. And they have free shipping if you spend over $50. If you like books, art, crafts, or history, I can't recommend Dover enough. Check them out for reasonable prices and great books.