April is the cruelest month... Everything is normal at home. It is a lovely spring up on the mountain... Read More
Welcome to the new Wonder Book website! We are currently transferring our blog to our new website. Some of the older blogs may not display correctly until we update them. We apologize for any inconvenience. Happy reading!
It was 20 years ago today...plus or minus...when we sold our first book on the World Wide Web (a.k.a. the Internet a.k.a. the Web.) Before that Wonder Book (& Video) had exclusively been a brick-and-mortar book and comic and media store since 1980. Actually, stores—we... Read More
If you've got lemons—make lemonade. We get too many copies of some books. It is a mission here to keep as many books as real, readable books if at all possible. Former bestsellers and blockbuster books are usually over represented in the secondary market. People... Read More
All good fairy tales begin with "Once upon a time..." Once upon a time, I was a very young bookseller. I busied myself about my fledgling shop stocking shelves and building bookcases from #2 Pine 1x8s and often wondered if the store would last another... Read More
This started with a phone message taped to my door some years ago. It read something like this: "I'm handling my mother's estate. She had hundreds of first editions and rare books. Are you interested?" Do bears hang out in the woods??? I called and... Read More
In July of 1969, the world watched as a man placed his foot upon another heavenly body for the first time. There was worldwide euphoria. Mankind had DONE IT! And then they returned safely! It seemed as if we were no longer tethered to this... Read More
Requests for house calls come by phone or email. We get a LOT of requests. The email for Bonnie Vee's books came from a law office in Frederick, Maryland—Wonder Book's hometown and Maryland's second largest city. "We are currently representing...The deceased was a school teacher...over... Read More