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Abigail Grotke
Silver Spring, MD
email: missabigail at missabigail dot com
twitter: @DearMissAbigail

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Miss Abigail has a collection of over 1,000 classic advice books, spanning from 1822 to 1978 and covering a variety of topics, from love and romance to etiquette and charm. The collection sparked the idea for this site, then a book, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which has inspired an Off-Broadway production of the same name!


Sears Charm School Binder Available!

A message to all of the Sears Charm School attendees desperate to find a copy of the binder: Anne wrote to say that her school is doing a fundraiser for their library and auctioning off a Sears Charm School binder on eBay. “This was donated by one of our patrons, and the money raised from selling this book will help keep our library open, so you’re benefiting a charity too.” I asked what year it was, and this is what she had to say: “The back of the book says Copyright 1965, but I can’t be sure if that’s the year it came out.”

I know many of you are interested in this. Let’s raise some money for the library!


3 Responses to “Sears Charm School Binder Available!”

  1. I am a graduate of the Discovery Charm school and now the owner of a charm school. I am very interested in the auction of the binder.

  2. MissAbigail says:

    It already sold!

  3. Joan says:

    I also attended charm school at Sears in Renton, Wa. I graduated high school in 1970, must of went to charm school a few years prior. My binder is lost as well. Would be interested in purchasing one for the memories…….