Jud's Journal: How Our Gift Shop Started in the Bathroom

History of the Almanac Shop

August 5, 2016

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The gift shop at Yankee Publishing Inc. (publishers of The Old Farmer’s Almanac) goes back a long ways—and has an unusual beginning.

Enjoy this true story, recalled with humor by Judson Hale, the Editor in Chief of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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Great story, and especially

Great story, and especially nice to hear it from someone who was there, and related to the founder as well. This journal should be a nice feature. The videos really make the website come alive.


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