The Varney’s Book Story Since 1890 Volume 1

Here is the story in pictures of the beginnings and development of Varney’s Book Store of Manhattan, Kansas.  The book is available for sale at Able Printing in Aggieville!

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2 thoughts on “The Varney’s Book Story Since 1890 Volume 1

  1. I worked at Varney’s in 1962 while attending K-State. I remember Mr. Varney going out the front door of the store, then sneaking in the side door to see how many seconds it took to be attended by a store clerk. If it took more than a few seconds, you were in BIG trouble. I would love to get this book about the store. The store is definitely a historical Aggieville landmark.

  2. Well folks, in doing research for another book I found that the Swingle and Varney Book Store actually opened in 1889, not 1890. Sorry about that!

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