Library Card Catalogs for Sale: Volume I
Update: As of August, all of the card catalogs listed have been sold, but don’t despair! I will be publishing regular lists of card catalogs for sale throughout the country. To stay updated, please feel free to sign up for Poetic Home’s RSS feed and leave a comment with your location so I can add it to the hunting list. If you have a library card catalog for sale and would like to be featured, please email me for details.
Many of you asked, and now you shall receive — a regular compilation of library card catalogs for sale across the country! Volume I of this series focuses on the West Coast, and I’ll make regular rounds traversing all the way across to the East Coast. If you would like for me to scout in a specific state near you, just leave a note in the comments, and I’d be happy to include it in my searches.
If you become the lucky owner of one of these, please do let me know, as I would LOVE to see photos of them in your homes!
In Arcata, California, this 72-drawer library card catalog cabinet on rollers is for sale for only $150! Call Lee at (707) 407-7194 to snap up this amazing deal. (P.S. Yes, you are welcome!) SOLD
In Jackson, California at “Antiques Downstairs,” this vintage industrial metal library card cabinet is for sale for $150. I’ve never seen a metal one before, and I love the combination of academic aura and industrial edge. Call Laurie at (209) 418-8254. SOLD
From the 1950s comes this card catalog with two filing cabinets no less, which was originally used in Chemawa Middle School in Riverside. This is currently for sale in Redlands, California for $300. SOLD
And for the greatest steal EVER, snap up this antique library card cabinet for only $40 in Fresno, California! Call (559) 287-9648 and then give me a share of your first born child as a token of your appreciation SOLD
In Tucson, Arizona, this three-section 56 drawer library card catalog is for sale for $550. SOLD
This impressive, dramatically sized library card cabinet is for sale in Redmond, Bend, Oregon for $400. SOLD
I hope you enjoyed Volume I of Poetic Home’s series of Library Card Catalogs for Sale!