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Antiquing Weekends - 52 Excursions Across America - The Ultimate Guide to Shops, Shows, Museums, and Places to Stay
by Gladys Montgomery
ISBN 0-7893-1372-3
Published Spring 2006 - Softcover - 224 pages - $24.95

This handy little book is stuffed with great information on where to go looking for antiques.  It includes the New England area, the Mid-Atlantic, South Midwest, West, and Pacific Coast areas as well as places to stay and helpful websites you can investigate before you decide to go.  Now, people's perspectives on what constitutes an "antique" varies, so have an open mind.  If you enjoy weekends away, milling about villages with quaint shops, just scouring stores with old "stuff", or seeking out a true antique bargain, then you'll find this book extremely useful.  It's a little bit of a travel book as well, enticing and appealing to both antiquer and/or traveller.  It's packed with information from activities and tourist information, along with places of interest, and of course, antiquing and accommodation information.  Quaint and alluring photographs are featured throughout the book.  I liked that there was an index of "Antiquing Venues", broken down into areas and towns, and listing many contacts with addresses, telephone numbers, web address plus a little of their particular specialty wares.  Also at the back of the book is an abbreviated Calendar of Shows (compiled by The Magazine Antiques which is very helpful when planning your next antique getaway.
Conclusion - Fabulously interesting and not as obscure as I thought it might be.

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