The three Etsy Time Pocket shops of Brothertown Books are a loving team of two, John and Amy (See our links below). We live in a tiny country hamlet that has more cows, chickens, goats and deer than humans. It is nestled among the rolling hills of Upstate New York. This is John writing. I have been a used and rare bookman for practically all my life. For many years I owned and operated an old-fashioned used book shop in a little country village in Upstate New York. The store filled many rooms with old books in what was the oldest house in town , dating from 1795. The age of the house and the many cozy nooks crammed with books enticed book lovers of all ages with the hopes (and reality) of finding something special. The store has been closed for many years, and I'm now adapting to the world of the internet. I miss my old book shop but find that the two most important things for selling books remain the same: The Customers and The Books.
Amy has a degree in Fine Arts; her specialty is etching; in my opinion, there is no one who can create as beautiful a copper drypoint image as can Amy. Her fine eye for artistic detail, and her years of knowledge about art history is an important part of Brothertown's esprit d' corps, and success. Amy's sense of beauty, and her spirited delving in the history of books and objects we find is a joy to behold.
In our Etsy TIme Pocket shops we are striving to present books of all sorts, ephemera and old records, as well as an interesting assortment of ageless objects, old photographs, antique magazines and vintage paperbacks that perfectly capture the flavor of these little Time Pockets of the past for everyone's enjoyment and appreciation. Here are links from each shop, along with an item from each shop.
TIme Pocket (Etsy user name Brothertown)