Curiosity Shop FAQ

Not all stories are in books.


Here is a collection of the most frequently asked questions about this site.


“Who are you?”

My name is Laura Wright. I’m an author of many years and a researcher of several decades. I’ve always been an avid reader and prefer obscure titles. I’m also the publisher for the Virginia Creeper Appalachian History and Culture Magazine. And my personal website is


“Where do you get this stuff?”

Reading, reading, reading. I am a voracious reader and routinely scour Google Books, the Library of Congress’s “Chronicling America,”, and a variety information sources. I adore ebooks as much as print books and the internet offers a seemingly endless supply. I’ve been collecting information for decades.


“Do you read anything modern?”

Sometimes. History has been reshaped by others so much in the past century, it often doesn’t even resemble what was to begin with. Modern writers, who write on historic matters, have a tendency to rely on other modern writers, who also rely on modern writers, who all promote the same, exact view of an issue. A mirror has two sides. Much of our history has far more sides than that. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see the world from a new perspective.


“Where can I read about it?”

Many of my old ebooks were from sites that no longer exist, or have completely changed through the years. Most people online shop at Amazon, so that’s the next best thing.


“Why have I never heard of that?”

Because somewhere, someone forgot to remember it. Lifetimes of information have been omitted, manipulated, condensed, or just dismissed, across centuries.


“Do you have sources?”

This site functions more as a repository than an encyclopedia. As such, sources may or may not be included. Fear not, much of the information on this site can be verified with a quick visit to a search engine.


“How do I report a problem with the website?”

Please send any information on website problems through the contact page.


“What if I don’t agree?”

That’s your right, and certainly no one said you have to. Please feel free to start your own blog or website that promotes your perspective.


“Can I contact you?”

Sure, just fill out the form on the contact page.

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