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Where in the world did we buy books in the 60s?


I'm writing an article on MLK with a reference to a photo book I have of "Pacem in Terris," Pope John XXIII's , influential "Peace on Earth" encyclical when I wanted to be specific about where I bought it. I can't IMAGINE, other than a college book store, where I would have bought a book in Milwaukee in the 60s! We lived on the southside. Did "Schusters" and "Boston Store" Department store have books? I really, really can't remember.

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I think this would make a GREAT hub. Of course, the "how to" aspect would be difficult but I can imagine the pictures, etc. Maybe, "Before Barnes and Noble..." "What You Don't Know About the 70s: Books" I'm not good at titles for hubpages viewing.

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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Sweet, and a little sad like "You've Got Mail" huh? We're in the LA area now, but for the life of me, I can't remember where I went in Milwaukee. It might have been Waldens at the Mall or maybe Gimbel's Department store. Thanks so much :)

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Brian Leekley (B. Leekley) says

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    omGOODNESS! Renaissance Books.YES! I remember. Exactly -smelled musty, right? And you got it right about the Catholic bookstores. I grew up on Irving and Farewell, moved to Greendale in HS, married a guy from Cudahy, lived in flat Bayview

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I hadn't realized that Goodwill had been around for so long, but when I went to comment on your answer, apparently there WERE around a lot longer than in the 60s. I don't remember going to Goodwill, but I remember buying this book new.


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Kathleen E. Pitz (KEPitz1005) says

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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I remember the trips to the library. Ah, B. Dalton and Waldenbooks! That's right. But I just looked it up and B. Dalton's was established in 1966 and that once beautiful book I got was from 1964. It must have been Waldens. Thanks KEPitz1005.

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Janice Elizabeth Pistek (jepstoryline) says

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