Musings By Joschik
Christian obsesses over collectibles, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he believes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo 38 years ago.
There is nothing more enjoyable than to go to a good swapmeet (we wrote earlier about how different those are in Europe and the US here) or is there? Some stores manage to rival the excitement. I wrote earlier about Sinclair’s Auto Miniatures, an amazing store in Erie, Pennsylvania in the 1970s and about Mile High Comics, the biggest comic store just down the road from us in Denver and now came across a book announcement that fascinated me.
Vladimir Antaki’s book on amazing stores is just a must have when it hits the US later this year. Since 2012 he has been seeking out unusual shops around the world and then photographing them. This, his first picture book will feature the most intriguing 45 store owners and their stores. Here are two of them –
If like me you adore this kind of book add it to your wishlist here (we will try to get some for sale on our Marketplace). And if you have or had your own favorite shop please share your experience and if you can a photo in the comments!