How Much Is My Girl Scout Handbook Worth? Part One: The Basics

2012 includes the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA), an organization that has been publishing handbooks for its members since literally before the first-ever Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia in 1912.  So there are plenty of old Girl Scout handbooks floating around antique and secondhand stores.  Maybe you even have one gathering…More

Collecting Girl Scout Handbooks, Part II: 1950-1977

(Part I is here.) Last time in “Collecting Girl Scout Handbooks,” I covered the books published from the origins of Girl Scouting in the U.S. until 1947 – a period of only 35 years.  This post will cover the years from 1950 to 1977.  It’s fewer years, but it’s a lot more books. Onward!More

Top Five Books for Figure Skaters

  True Story: Once upon a time, I was a competitive figure skater.  And, like I do with most Awesome Things I Totes Just Discovered Are Awesome, I read about the sport.  A lot.  And I learned two things: 1.  Most books about figure skating are surprisingly gossipy, and 2.  It is possible to save…More