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Giveaway and Q&A with @sorrythankyou79

Ah, vintage books. Few bibliophiles can resist these timeless relics of literary culture. For your daily dose of vintage glory, we recommend following Instagram’s @sorrythankyou79. Started several years ago by a woman named Andrea in California as an extension of her Etsy shop, @sorrythankyou79 is a great place to admire, talk about and purchase vintage books. This week, Andrea is also hosting a giveaway for followers of both @abebooks and @sorrythankyou79, so hop to her page for all the details!

Andrea is an experienced and highly-reviewed Etsy seller who has served large companies, including Google, and been featured on several prominent websites, including Fossil.com and Apartment Therapy. Buying books through @sorrythankyou79 is simple. She posts a picture of some vintage beauties (often accompanied by a couple of adorable vintage ducks). You be the first to claim a book in the comments, and it’s yours! (We’ve checked with Andrea, and unfortunately, the ducks aren’t for sale.)

Andrea also adores living amongst, photographing and talking about books, and she’s always excited to meet a fellow book-lover, so her page is a great place to discuss your latest finds and reads.

Read on to learn a little bit more about the Bookstagrammer behind @sorrythankyou79!

What is your favorite thing about sharing pictures of books on Instagram?

My favorite thing about sharing pictures of books on Instagram is the sharing them with a community of book lovers and friends who love books as much as I do! I’ve met some great bookish people through Instagram.

What kind of books are your favorite to photograph?

I like to photograph beautiful vintage books the best — it never ceases to amaze me how many amazingly lovely books there are, just waiting to be found and photographed and enjoyed!

What is the most treasured book in your collection?

The most treasured books in my collection are the ones that take me straight back to childhood and what started my love of reading: my vintage Nancy Drew books.

What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?

The first book I remember reading by myself…haha, that’s a really good question and one I would have to give some serious thought to. But there’s this one book that sticks in my memory from elementary school, called The Ghost Drum. I was in 4th grade when I read it, so it wasn’t the first book by any means – but it really made an impression on me and I remember loving it…wonder what I would think now?

Andrea from @sorrythankyou79

What is your favorite literary quote?

My favorite literary quote is “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks,” by Dr. Seuss. A motto I have most definitely adopted and live by…I have stacks of books EVERYWHERE!

What’s your day job?

My day job is wife, mom (and also) secretary for my husband’s Heating and Air company.

Any tips to share with a beginning Bookstagrammer?

For anyone just beginning on Instagram, my number one tip is…be patient! Learn as you go – and make sure the photos you post are as beautiful as you know how to make them. You’ll learn and grow over time; everyone has to start somewhere.  Have fun and enjoy the Bookstagram community!



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