Everyone will tell you that reading is important. Librarians, moms, teachers, book store owners, and (no surprise) authors. Curl up with a good book and spend a few hours in a comfy chair. But you also want wonderful illustrations in your books so you can ‘ooo’ and ‘ahh’ over them.

We here at the
Drake & McTrowell General Store agree. So we made these illustrated books so you can bask in the printed medium.

  • 'London Where It All Began' Hardcover Book
    'London Where It All Began' Hardcover Book

    You asked for it and here it is. A full-color illustrated hardcover of “London, Where It All Began,” the first book in our serialized penny-dreadful is brought to life through the color illustrations of eight talented illustrators: Martina Cecilla, Tess Fowler, David Izaguirre & Andrea Orenday, Brian Kesinger, Rocky Ormsby-Olivares, Otto Pessanha, and Jeffrey Vaca. Authored by David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse.

    Why buy the hardcover book from us? Two great reasons: we will add a dedication! After your purchase, we will send you a friendly email (supplied by PayPal) enquiring as to what you would like for your dedication in the book. Rules of decorum apply, of course. The other reason is that we will not be charging for the shipping within the forty-eight contiguous United States. If you need the book shipped outside that area, we will use your email to let you know about the additional shipping costs.

    Since you are getting your book directly from us, please be patient. We
    re thinking about two weeks at the worst, but usually about five days. If you are ordering from California, the appropriate tax will be added.

    Thanks for ordering from us!

    To California (with state tax added) $29.11 per book
    Conteniental U.S. but not California $26.95 per book
    AL, HI, or outside U.S. (we'll contact you on shipping)