Our Shop in West Deptford
Where does one store 100,000 old magazines? This may conjure an image of a vast, dark, cluttered warehouse, but in fact our shop is much more reminiscent of a library or museum.
How massive is a collection of 100,000 magazines? Picture 1,600 milk crates. If the 1,600 milk crates were piled 7 high and placed in single file, the line of milk crates would stretch the length of a football field!
In 2012 the 26 tons of magazines in their 1,600 milk crates were moved to their current location in West Deptford Township, New Jersey – about 15 minutes from the Philadelphia area bridges. Roughly 60,000 magazines are sorted by year and month from 1900 to 1990 for easy accessibility. Over 500 framed magazine covers adorn the walls of two rooms while the third room is a 1,200 square foot floor to ceiling, wall to wall scrapbook of the 20th century. It’s not a stroll down memory lane; it’s a hundred yard dash!
For a virtual tour, please check out this amazing piece by Maddie Orton featured on NJTV in August 2015. You’ll see why “Memories R Us”!
If you would like to visit, please contact us in advance and let us know the date and time you plan to arrive. Prepare to spend some memorable time – this is more of a guided tour than a quick-stop shopping experience!