About Us

The Old Tome Bookstore is a unique shop offering a wide range of new & used books dating from 1804 to now. Happily featuring local Authors.

But wait ! There's MORE........    like Jewelry, Candles, Art, Honey, Home-made local items, & More

It all began..... when about 30,000 books needed a home or risked being destroyed.  Add  supportive people who aren't scared to brave the waters, & here we are.

A constant Treasure Hunt for all.

The owner - Mel. Hager was born & raised in Afton, NY & is raising her family in Afton as well.   Since opening the store she has also become the Daughters of the American Revolution Registrar & the Afton Historian. 

 She has a diverse education that includes Business, Law Enforcement Leadership, & Natural Healing.  (She 'hits the books' when she's bored).  Enjoys welding, fabricating, research, keeping her mind sharp, & creating things of all sorts. 

Consignors - are a wide variety of creative people, many of whom also take custom orders.  Including teenage beekeepers !

We keep it fun, always changing, and an adventure.

Meet the Owner:  Mel. Hager.