My husband and I have been looking for a rare book on Winnie the Pooh for our daughter and didn’t know where to look. My friend told my about an amazing online rare book store, GrinningCatBooks.com. I decided to take a look and initially didn't find what I was looking for. I decided to try the chat box to ask for help. The owner, Paul, immediately called me and found the perfect book for our daughter. He even emailed me lots of photos to help us decide. Our daughter absolutely loves it. My husband and I are so pleased with Paul and Grinning Cat Books!
This makes us incredibly happy on so many levels, Jill. Just goes to show that you can't go wrong with Pooh! We love working with customers to help them discover and collect for their libraries and special gifts like the one for your daughter. Thanks for choosing Grinning Cat Books and we hope to see you again! All the best, Paul
I am obsessed with books, especially Early Childhood books. I recently decided to start collecting rare books from my favorite authors such as Maurice Sendak and Eric Carle, to name a couple. The problem was I had no knowledge of how to begin this collection. I did what any normal person would do and searched the web. My mind was reeling from information overload! That is until one website caught my eye . . . Grinning Cat Books! As I am also a lover of cats and Alice in Wonderland, I decided to give it a perusal.
The site is beautiful and well organized and had everything I was looking for! They have an absolutely wonderful Children’s Literature collection. I decided to activate the chat section and was chatting with the owner, Paul Levine. He was extremely knowledgeable about rare books (and even gave me advice on starting my collection!). I spoke with him by phone after that. He had a great many resources to offer and was very patient with me and my hundreds of questions!
I decided on an early illustrated book by Maurice Sendak. The book came promptly and was carefully and beautifully wrapped!! I have read it twice already and now proudly display it in our home.
I cannot thank Paul and Grinning Cats Books enough for the knowledge, patience and kindness extended to me as a first-time rare book collector. It was such a pleasant and fun experience.
I have already recommended the site to friends, and I will be getting all my rare books from Grinning Cat Rare Books from this day forward. Who knows, I may even venture into other genres!
Mrs. Amy Silverstein
Early Childhood Educator for 33 years
Book lover forever :)
Thank you for this wonderful review, Amy. People like you are the reason we're in this business. I enjoyed our conversation and I'm thrilled we were able to find something you enjoy so much! And we certainly appreciate your spreading the word about GCB. Please don't hesitate to call me if you want to talk more about growing your rare book collection, Children's Lit or otherwise!
What a great way to support small business and rare books! Their collection is truly wonderful and I enjoyed browsing. The site is easy to navigate and they had a perfect signed copy of Bramanti’s wood cuts of the Life of Christ. Beautifully preserved and gorgeous binding and sleeve. Paul and Alison are lovely people doing a tremendous service curating these amazing treasures! Also, the care taken in shipping such a rare find was also very appreciated.
I am certainly going to return for more presents!
Thank you for the kind words, Bill. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our site and found the perfect gift! Bramanti's engravings are truly beautiful indeed. Please visit us again soon and don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any service. We appreciate your business and trust in us.
Warm regards, Paul
Was looking for a special gift for my teenage son who is a high school baseball player and huge fan of the sport. Found a wonderful book signed by one of the all-time greats, the Yankee Clipper himself! It arrived on time and was very nicely wrapped. My son loves it and displays it proudly in his room. His friends think it's awesome. It's also neat to know that it will become more valuable with time. Thank you Grinning Cat Books!
We're so glad your son loves his book! Please visit us again soon and don't hesitate to give us a call if you decide to get something for yourself or are looking for another wonderful gift. All the best.