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About the Proprietor

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Hi there. I’m an avid reader and have loved Wizard of Oz books since I was about 5, when my Dad bought me my first. 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.

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, which is a spinoff from my successful Ebay store where I garnered 100% positive feedback. 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 Roycrofters. All my items are original unless specified otherwise, and with fair prices without gimmicks to manipulate you. My descriptions are without complicated bookseller’s jargon and detailed enough so you know what you’re getting. I also guarantee every purchase–if you are not happy for any reason; please let me know, and you can return your item for a full refund. While I do also work as an atmospheric scientist, I believe in superior customer service and take the utmost care with every query and transaction. You can reach me by email under “Contact Us” tab, above.

I’m on the board of The International Wizard of Oz Club and a member of the Ephemera Society of America. My customer feedback and number of repeat buyers testify that I’m doing something right! Here are some kudos from my WONDERFUL customers:

“Just wanted to let you know that the four Pettijohn’s advertisements and the very nice copy of the 1909 Bobbs printing of Songs of Father Goose arrived safely yesterday. Thanks for your constantly fine service.”

“I really appreciate all you do to help build my sister’s book collection!  She loves your selections and is amassing a pretty impressive collection.  It wouldn’t have happened without you, and for that, I thank you!”

“I absolutely love Ozma of Oz. It came in great shape and I so love the illustrations. They are so sharp and clear compared to a later copy I already had. Thank you so much.”

“Your package arrived today, and the contents are all in perfect condition.  Thanks for the super careful packaging!  I love the watercolor, and the postcards are great too.”

“The drawing arrived in perfect order, and I’m quite pleased with it.”

“I have been delighted with all my purchases from you, as well as a book I received as a gift also purchased from you.”

“The book just came and I’m very happy with it. The colors are better than any others I’ve seen, so thanks so much!”

“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 have such wonderful and interesting items for sale and I will need to make sure that I check out your shop more regularly.”

“Hello, the books arrived today and I am just thrilled with them!”

“The book and cards arrived–very nice! I starting reading “Dot and Tot” last night since I realized I’d never read it. Can’t believe it’s my bedtime reading at my age!”

“You are my favorite “OZ” book lady and is such a pleasure to purchase items from you. 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.”

“You deal in exactly the kind of books I love. It’s your suspiciously consistent literary acquisitions that make me a good customer. And the consistently great customer service you give. I am a fan of your books and your willingness to work with the functionally poor (or perhaps “economically challenged” is nearer the mark).”

“thanks for the OZ valentine. i have 3 of them now. the Scarecrow, Glinda, and Tinman & Dorothy. i love looking at the things in your store. you have such great stuff!!!”

“The books arrived and are every bit as lovely as I’ve come to expect from you. Thank you!”

“Wanted to let you know I received the Dutch Oz book today. WOW! I can’t tell you how happy I am. You just don’t see that book often and I could not be happier with the it. Thank you so much.”

“The Jigsaw Ozma book arrived today. Very nice. Thank you!”

“You are the WONDERFUL proprietor of Wonderful Books of Oz! THANK YOU!”

“They’re perfect. Just got them today. Thank you sooo much.”

“Thank you!  As always, your service is impeccable.”

“I have enjoyed your services since I found your website. All your books have been exactly as stated. Thank you again for being so helpful to me.”

“The drawing arrived in perfect order, and I’m quite pleased with it.”

“My book arrived in good condition yesterday.  It’s pretty neat to now have not only a dust jacket, but also the publishers band!  Again, I appreciate the great service!  Thank you very much!”

“Robert Ingersoll with DJ by Dard Hunter arrived today to my complete satisfaction. Thanks again for mailing 1st class.”

(From Australia): “The first order has already arrived, if you can believe that. Everything was very well packed and arrived in great shape.”

“I’ve been meaning to tell you that the books arrived last Thursday. I am very pleased with them…Anyway, consider me to be a very happy customer for the umpteenth time or so.”

“Each and every single package from you is like opening a Christmas present. Thank you Cindy. I’m so happy with these treasures.”

“I just wanted to let you know I got the books late last night – and thoroughly enjoyed opening them this morning! They are AMAZING! And the extra jacket protectors worked perfectly on my other DJs. Couldn’t have gone smoother; they really look great and I feel so much safer handling them. Thanks again, so much!”

“Your parcel arrived here yesterday with all its goodies intact, including that superlative copy of the library edition of ‘Cowardly Lion’. Everything looks great as always. Thanks for the 2017 OzCon / Winkie Con tote bag, too!”

“I hope one day we will meet. I like the way you think and your intuitive honesty. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed procuring books through you, and how much pleasure you have given our family. ”

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. Visits to Ozma’s reading room in San Diego County, CA are available by appointment.