Please visit my new store at http://WonderfulBooksofOz.com. All my new items will be listed there.
I have a 100% postive Ebay feedback rating and am a Top Rated Seller.
I'm an avid reader and have loved Wizard of Oz books since I was about 5, when my Dad bought me my first one. It was old and a little tattered--he liked to frequent the used bookshops in LA--but I didn't notice that. It began a lifelong love with Oz, especially the books. Each birthday or when I was sick, he'd bring me another Oz book in the series. Dad didn't show his love in obvious ways, but in subtle ways like this.
I started adding to my collection again about ten years ago, buying some books and selling others...well, one thing led to another and here I am with my own online store. I started, which has become highly successful over the last five years. I specialize in vintage Oz books, but not just the common ones in the series--I like to search out the most unusual, as well Oz-related paper items, like postcards and magazines. Through the connection with the original Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow, I also specialize in books and ephemera related to the Roycroft Press. While I do have another full-time job as a scientist (at least for now!), I believe in superior customer service and take the utmost care with every query and transaction. My prices and my customer service are as good as any other Oz dealer on the web. I guarantee it--if you are not happy for any reason; please let me know, and (unlike many sellers), you can return your item for a full refund. My 100% Ebay feedback rating (as Avantgardebooks) and number of repeat customers testify that I'm doing something right! Here are some recent kudos:
"I have been delighted with all my purchases from you, as well as a book I received as a gift also purchased from you."
"you're amazing. thank you!"
"Your on line guide to first editions speaks volumes to your interest in the OZ community and personal integrity and professionalism."
"I'm very happy with the book! It was just as described, which these days can be a rarity...I would give you 6 stars if I could."
"I picked up the Wiz of Oz books yesterday and was very pleased with your packing and the books in general. Thank you for your special attention in all matters."
"Hi, Your store is WONDERFUL! You do an excellent job maintaining it and provide a lot of great information for the "green" Oz collectors."
"I wanted to thank you for taking the time and trouble to share your knowledge with a novice collector. Your customer service is MOST appreciated; it's rare these days to even receive a simple response from ebay sellers..."
"I have purchased from about twenty different sellers this month and by far I love you the best."
"Books arrived yesterday, and they are beautiful! Once again, you have a very satisifed customer. Thank you!"
You are my favorite "OZ" book lady and is such a pleasure to purchase items from you. As always, I look forward to doing additional business with AvantGardeBooks in the future on eBay. I check your products first when I'm searching for a particular item. I know the listings you put together are very accurate, well thought out, and of good value.
Please browse my store and if you don't find what you want--there's a pretty good chance I might have it squirreled away somewhere.