Living Books, Used and Rare

At Your Service

I buy and sell used and rare living books in the tradition of Charlotte Mason, the late Victorian-era British educator, in the hopes of sharing the culture of a broad and rich self-education with the world.

I not-so-secretly hope to spark joy and prevent extremism and radicalization by teaching people how to learn, connect, build skills and experience a sense of growth and identity.

For an appointment to view my current offerings and used book bin, and / or for a little chat about CM schools and curriculum, booklists or wantlists, please contact me.

I'm also a bit of a book critic. To read my book reviews, click here.

And just for you Charlotte Mason folks....

Got curriculum? Sick of looking at curriculum? Trying to figure out how to make this curriculum fit in your days, or your days fit in this curriculum? Really love a curriculum but want to make a few changes?  Trying to provide a CM experience in a non-CM environment? I can help. 

I was raised CM, raised my own kids CM, and taught other children (and their moms and dads!) CM. I ran co-ops, study groups, and workshops, writing curriculum, habit training, and trying to "teach from a state of rest" as I went. Today my kiddos are older, but I'm always happy to share what I've learned on our journey.

I believe this is the way.

My Bookshelves



I collect books on Israel and the Middle East, France and the U.S., religion, current events, history, military history, global risk, intelligence analysis and the intelligence community, cybersecurity, immigration, black history, Jewish history, women's history, parapsychology, psychology, cluster B personality disorders, crime, culture and conflict, trauma, and terrorism in all forms, including domestic violence and coercive control.

Summer catalog coming soon!

Stop by for a cup of tea, and a little book talk with me while you wait. 

Looking for a good book?

Here are a few current favorites from my bookshelves.