Bookstore: Lloyd Zimmer Books and Maps

I recently attended the most romantic wedding ever. My brother’s girlfriend’s brother (follow?) is in med school, and a few years ago went to volunteer for the summer at a Brazilian orphanage. He fell in love with a young woman who’d grown up there, despite cultural and language barriers. It was a beautiful wedding and reception.

Next door to the ballroom that held the reception was a little downtown used and vintage bookstore that was a hidden gem. I’ve been to Topeka so many times and still never known about this little store Lloyd Zimmer’s Books and Maps. The store specializes in the history of Topeka and Kansas, and Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

In addition to a wonderful collection of books, they also had darling little pamphlet and chap books that I’d would love to collect. They had lovely historical and vintage maps that I’d love to have hanging on my wall, if only I could choose.

3 thoughts on “Bookstore: Lloyd Zimmer Books and Maps

  1. What a wonderful post! I would love to invite you and your readers back to 117 SW 6th Ave. My husband and I purchased Lloyd Zimmer Books & Maps when he told us that he would be closing the store in 2013. We continue to sell rare and collectible books and do our best to give our customers a delightful and educational experience when they visit. The shop is now named Oddfellow’s Fine Books and Collectables, We named the shop Oddfellow’s because the building that houses the shop and the ballroom you mentioned was once the Oddfellow’s hall here in Topeka. We have a very active Facebook page which can be found here and you can shop our online store at Thank you everyone for your love of old independent book stores!

  2. Reblogged this on mmromance and commented:
    This is a great post with some lovely pictures. And appropriate, since used bookstores are very much on my mind. Rosemary O’Malley and I are contemplating a bookstore romance. Set in the early 1970s, which should be fun — the sideburns, the tight pants, the counterculture, the music. The bookstore owner will be forward-thinking and eclective in his interests… his amour will be a tightly wound police officer who is, by necessity, way, WAY in the closet. I think it will be fun.

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