In the beginning, there was retail. In 1916, when there were no superstores, no thought of Internet shopping, and few notable children’s books for sale anywhere, the founding editor of the Horn Book, Bertha Mahony, opened a new bookshop in Boston.
The Bookshop for Boys and Girls
“Realms of Gold and Granite” by Barbara Bader (September/October 1999 Horn Book Magazine)
Miss Mahony opens her the Bookshop in 1916
Horn Book Reminiscence (September/October 1999 Horn Book Magazine)
Lee Kingman recalls her 1929 visit
“Treasure Island by the Roadside” by Barbara Bader (January/February 1999 Horn Book Magazine)
Taking the shop on the road