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Be sure to stop by and check out our new music accessories and complete hallmark section including ORNAMENTS!

409 Main Street

Placerville, CA 95667

(530) 622-4510

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We offer Art Supplies, Books and magazines, Toys and Gifts, Unique Jewelry, Office Supplies, and More

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We are a family store, owned and operated by our family since great grandma purchased the store in 1912. She operated the store until  1955 at which point her son George Duffey began his long career in the store, managing the store until 1998. The store is now owned by his daughter Mary Meader and is managed by Mary and two of her children; Jeff and Christine.

   The Shelly Inch building is an historic icon all in itself. Consisting of the two original building that were built in 1856 after the great fires of 1855 and 1856 burned the original wood building and any other wood structures in town. These two building are constructed of stacked slate and mansonary. The evidence of the craftmenship involved is clearly visible on the western side of the building. If you stand next to the wall of slate (which is over three feet thick) and look up you will see that the wall is vertical until you reach the top portion, then it slants out and creates an overhang to protect the wall from rain water and other elements.

     These two building which stand side by side were turned into one building in 1898 when Mr. Shelly Inch tied the two building together and added the second floor. Mr Inch embelished the facade of the building with an ornamental sheet-metal facade and cast iron storefront components from the Mesker Brothers Iron Works of St. Louis, Missouri. There are very few of these facades left in the united states, and even fewer yet in California.

We have a wide variety of gifts, toy's, magazines & books, office supplies, Jewelry, and a large art supply department. Our selection includes: Yankee Candle, Black Hills Gold Jewelry, Camille Beckman Lotions, Jody Coyote Earings, Holly Yashi Earrings, and MORE! Our Newest products are a full line of music accessories and Hallmark cards and ornaments. Be sure to stop by and see our extensive selection of unique items.

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Mon - Thu  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm