It's Personal

Pretty Old Books is a book shop like no other, offering a wide variety of vintage and out-of-print books on every topic along with decorative book sets in a rainbow of hues.

Our mission is to offer an entertaining and transparent book discovery process that invites you to join in a fun community of book lovers while finding must-have treasures to add to your home library.

Hi there!

Pretty Old Books was founded in 2018 by me, Jess Dollar, and continues to be run as a home-based, virtual book shop from the small town of Athens, Alabama. I am an avid reader and love thinking of new ways to make Pretty Old Books the most unique and engaging book shop on the planet.

  • Book Sets By Color and Theme

    I offer a carefully curated selection of vintage book sets for home and event decor. My book sets have been used by celebrities, movie and tv studio prop departments, Airbnb owners, wedding planners, home stagers, and hundreds of individual home decorators around the world. I have also been featured in Flea Market Decor magazine.

  • Individual Books

    Curating vintage, antique, and out-of-print titles for Pretty Old Books is a true labor of love. I specialize in classics, old school books, cookbooks, and children's books but will add anything I think deserves attention.

    Inventory is added daily, so make sure to join the email list to get regular updates and first dibs.

  • Ephemera, Cards, and Art

    I save book pages as a last resort when a book cannot be repaired. These are perfect for crafting, making envelopes, and for junk journaling.

    I also sell note cards so you can share your love of old books with friends and family.

    You can even find artwork and maps from old books suitable for framing!