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More books than there are in the local library

I love books. I read four books at a time. I have one library in my den that contains nothing by... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Books at one, stuff at the other

First, I'm a book guy. Like others, I've got a couple shelves of books upstairs, another couple... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Cedar Falls, IA
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

I love books. I read four books at a time. I have one library in my den that contains nothing by Civil War books. I am a historian of the Civil War. The other library in our house contains all of our other books...World War...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 20 July 2018

First, I'm a book guy. Like others, I've got a couple shelves of books upstairs, another couple downstairs. And if I shop too often at one of the Peace of the Past stores (can't remember which carries mostly books) I'll need another shelf. They've got...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Just love Babar the Elephant, especially capturing the art of all the works. Peace of Mind has a terrific selection of all types of surprises, love to make it a regular stop when I get back to town. Books are definitely one of there specialties....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Nice antique shop was very busy the day we stopped in. That you don't usually see much these days, but Galena is such a great town and very busy with visitors that they have a great location and are very lucky to have the foot...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sandra n
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Prepare to step back in time! I always stop here when in town. Large collection of books to browse thru. Many antiques including some great dresser/cabinets

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

There are two locations for Peace of the Past antique stores in Galena, Illinois. It figures. When Bill Karberg opened up his original store in 1992, he didn't dream it would become the success that it has. So he opened another. Visit both of them,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have purchased a few pieces from the past that have turned into conversation pieces in our home. We have picked up an old (1920's) chest of drawers that we now have in our bathroom as a vanity - added a vessel sink. We saw...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I found this store to be ok but the one went to was mostly books I don't know it'll the other one was more antiques because they didn't open until later and we decided not to return due to the disappointment...

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Peace of the Past has 2 stores in Galena. Both are worth taking a little time to look around. My daughter and I love this type of place. My daughter was real pleased to find a book she had been looking for for quite some...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank jeepsong
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The proprietor owns two antique stores in Galena. Every time we have been there we receive knowledgeable service. There are many finds in either location. If you are looking for something special and you don't see it, just ask! Great place to pick up some...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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