Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

Today I'm sharing my vintage Nancy Drew collection. It started when I found my mom's old books at my grandparent's house. I've started to collect more in the last month or so. The character Nancy Drew was actually created by Edward Stratemeyer in the 1930s. Carolyn Keene is a pen name and the series has been written by several ghost writers over the years. The books with the illustration on the side are from the 1959 revamp of the series while the others are from the 1980s and '90s.

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

I have a vague memory of reading Nancy Drew when I was a kid and I'm interested in reading the books I have even if they are children's books. If you want to thrift some of your own, keep an eye out in the children's books section. You should be paying for them as a children's chapters book. I love having some of my mom's old books. It doesn't surprise me that she was a Nancy Drew fan when she was a kid because she still loves mystery novels. I used to read more mystery when I was younger but have moved to other genres in my adult life. I still like a good mystery every now and then, though it's more John le Carré than Nancy Drew. 

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

Isn't the artwork great? Can you tell these were printed in the early 1960s?

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

Thrift Store Finds: Nancy Drew / Thrifted

I also have a few Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins books, also created by Edward Stratemeyer. Did you read any when you were a kid? Have a great week and happy reading!

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