Bill has loved aviation ever since he was a little boy, putting together airplanes from cereal boxes. His love of aviation developed into a dream of having an aviation bookstore. He & Barbara opened up an aviation bookstore in Lomita, CA in 1987.

Barbara was supportive of his ambition and desire, but her knowledge of aviation was minimal. She says "I know more about aviation than I ever wanted to!"

In 1993, they sold their bookstore in California and headed for Williamsburg, VA. They live on 4 acres of land with 3 buildings (all temperature controlled) dedicated to aviation books & magazines.

November, 2004, they sold Aeroplane Books to Mike & Carol Fisher. They bought most of the inventory and moved the store to Newport News, Virginia. Bill's passion for pioneer & WW I aviation was evident.

So we begin our 2010 year with the idea of selling some of Bill's private collection. We are getting older. Some of his titles will cover a broader aspect of aviation. We will still specialize in inventory which includes early aviation, pioneer, WW I and a collection of magazines & videos. In our spare time, we plan to travel and enjoy ourselves. We will not have regular hours but will be open by appointment or chance.

Please be aware they are only 2 individuals, so when you request research, book evaluations, it places an added burden on their already cumbersome tasks.

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