Books, Books & More Books! New Inventory with a Great Big Wonderful Book Sale May 01-May 31!

Keep scrolling to the end… there are loads more pictures!

We presently have between 2500-3000 titles in stock at our two shops (Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps and Papa’s Thrift Shop), and we’ll be more than doubling that inventory on Tuesday, April 25!  I don’t know yet where we’ll put them all, but I have 16 bookcases on order that will be arriving this week.

It’s going to take us a ridiculous amount of time to get all of those books inventoried, shelved and posted on our websites, and we’d be more than happy to save ourselves as much of that work as possible, so….

We’re having a Great Big Wonderful Book Sale!  There will be contemporary fiction, cookbooks, science fiction, romance, kids books, self-help, biographies and more!

Join us at Papa’s Thrift Shop, 5 Park Street in Lewiston for this Great Big Wonderful Book Sale where you will find loads of hardcover, trade paperback and mass market books at really good prices!

The more you buy, the more you will save!

Hardcovers will be $1.75 each, or five for $7.00 (that’s buy 4, get one free) and ten for $12.25 (that’s buy 10, get 3 free!).  Buy twenty and get 7 free (that’ll cost you just $22.35!) After the sale, hardcovers at Papa’s will be $1.95 each, or five for $7.95.

Trade paperbacks will be $1.25 each, or five for $5.00, 10 for $8.75, and twenty for $16.25!  After the sale, trade paperbacks at Papa’s will be $1.50 each, or five for $6.00.

Mass markets will be 35c each, or four for a dollar.  Buy 10 for just S2.25 and 20 for $4.00!  After the sale, mass markets at Papa’s will be 50c each or three for a dollar.

We have hundreds of kids’ books but haven’t figured out the pricing on those yet.

The photos here show just a very few of the books we will be selling at these great prices… I don’t even know yet what else we will be getting but I’m told that these are representative of the selection, and that nearly all of them will be in “Like New” condition!

Note:  I suspect many of the books will still be in boxes during the sale, so come prepared to dig through!

The Great Big Wonderful Book Sale‘s hours will be announced closer to the start date, but will be something like this:

  • Monday, May 01 – 10:00-1:00
  • Tuesday, May 02 – 10:00-4:00
  • Wednesday, May 03 – closed
  • Thursday, May 04 – 11:00-1:00
  • Friday, May 05 – 10:00-1:00
  • Saturday, May 06 – 10:00-4:00
  • Sunday, May 07 – 10:00-1:00
  • Monday, May 08 – 10:00-1:00
  • Tuesday, May 09 – 10:00-4:00

Condition:  Most of the books are in very good to excellent condition. 

Prices:  Regular prices of the books sold at Papa’s Thrift Shop vary widely and are individual to the book, but are generally in the $1.95-$3.95 range for hardcovers, $1.50-$2.95 range for trade paperbacks, and $.50-$.95 range for paperbacks.

Those sold at Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps tend to be harder to find and some may be more expensive (especially the military, aviation, engineering and new books by local authors), but they are definitely worth the price!

All of our books are less expensive than you’d pay on Amazon (no shipping costs if you come browse and buy in person), especially with that site’s new pricing strategy.

(Papa’s other inventory will be on sale, as well… we have dishes, household goods, purses, loads of stuff we haven’t unpacked yet.  Most of those items will be priced below a dollar!)

Layaway Plan:  Please see our “Details: Layaway Plan” page.

Payment Information:   Please see our “Details: Payment & Pricing” page.

Shipping & Delivery Information:  Please see our “Details: Shipping & Delivery” page.

Gift Certificates!  We have ’em!

Heritage Collectibles and Heritage Books & Maps have been combined into one shop: Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps, located at 189 Main Street in Lewiston.  We’ll still have two separate blogs: and

Please follow either or both, and show us you like us!  (The more followers, likes and comments we have, the more impetus we have to put our efforts into presenting you with cool products and fascinating reads!)

Papa’s Thrift Shop is being re-opened at 5 Park Street (same building, separate entrance around the corner)!  We hope to be completely organized for your thrifty shopping pleasure by May 15 but it could be a couple of weeks after that.  Papa’s website is:

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

All of the profits after expenses from Heritage Collectibles, Books & Maps and Papa’s Thrift Shop will go to help fund The Warrior Project, a suicide prevention drop-in center in the process of being developed.


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