Remembering Woolworth's combines personal testimony, black-and-white and color photos, and period graphics to create a friendly, scrapbook feel. Karen Plunkett-Powell adeptly explores the personal and professional sides of F.W. Woolworth and the success of his "Red-Fronts" both domestically and abroad. She is at her best, however, in recapturing the particulars of the Woolworth shopping experience: the counter girls, seasonal traditions, collectibles, and lunch counters. At times historically light and colloquial, Remembering Woolworth's nevertheless brings back to life one of retail's most influential entrepreneurs and one of the world's most endearing department stores. --Bertina Loeffler-Sedlack
Ms. Karen Plunkett-Powell's book is a joy to read, with great pictures.
This marvelous book by Karen Plunkett-Powell will bring back fond memories for those not fortunate enough to still have that connection to America's past to enjoy.
It's fun to read, with a layout that mixes photos, anecdotes, drawings, and personal reminscences - almost like a magazine.
Drags a little bit in the beginning - but gets interesting about Frank Woolworth.
Is much more about the stores than a deep biography about Woolworth himself. Read more
If you grew up in the 40's and 50's and you had a "five and ten" in your town, you are going to love this nostalgic trip back in time.Published 17 months ago by RalphAAnnunziata
Interesting book and time line. Now I know why it "Went Away". Brings back memories of sitting on the stools at the lunch counter, with stuck on gum under the counter. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Penny Stowe
A few years ago, I read "Remembering Woolworth's" and I enjoyed is so much, I wanted my own copy of it. The book was in good condition as stated.Published 18 months ago by Constance Sherban
I had a Woolworth's in my hometown for a long, long time, and I loved the place. I can remember taking my son (now 23) and my daughter (now 26) to the lunch counter when they were... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Wendy Ann Henry
This is a must have book for all those that remember Woolworths. This store was a favorite growing up, had anything and everything. Sure do miss that store.. Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by youtwo
I have not read the book yet but I'm sure I'll enjoy it. The old time photos are nice. I bought this book used from a book seller on Amazon and I missed seeing the line reading... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Moose