Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Affiliate! Dover Publications

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.

Dover Books

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.


  1. Don't forget their wonderful selection of music books! Dover is great for the musician on a budget. :)

    1. Good point Mandy! I have a tendency to forget about that since I can't even play a kazoo, but it's true! (Ha, that rhymes.) :)

  2. Definitely going to have to check them out! I left most of my books behind when i moved to Texas and I really need to bulk up my Classics collection again!

    1. I have a ton of books, but I usually swap them or give them away after I read them. But, there's some that I hang on to, and most of those are classics. A lot of them are Dover editions.