The advent of Ebay has undoubtedly made shopping for airline timetables easier. But, an unfortunate result is that the aviation hobby storefront (books, ephemera, etc.) has largely gone by the wayside in this wired age.
Over several years here in the Los Angeles area, we've lost several brick-and-mortar timetable sellers. Among the more notable of the dearly departed:
The Nostalgic Aviator - located near KBUR on Hollywood Way and Magnolia Blvd. Moved to San Diego, then disappeared after a couple of years.
William Byrd Aviation Books - Lomita Blvd in Lomita, CA, not far from KTOA . Though the primary focus was that of bookseller (and a damn good one at that), Mr. Byrd would occasionally receive timetables. Though never really that interested in tts, he nevertheless maintianed a small tt inventory.
The name of the last one completely slips my mind. Back in the mid 90s, originally located in Norwalk, CA (near the Greyhound station). Then moved to the Compton (KCPM) Airport where he maintained a small trailier for display space, and a T-hangar for storage. Once, this gentleman let me have a look inside of that hangar. Some of the stuff (timetable wise)...absolutely incredible. This wonderful gentleman was somewhat aged and sickly back then and has likely passed on.
I also used to do business with New Yorker who had a transportation ephemera store - Arnold B. Joseph
As for current day brick and mortar timetable sellers, I really know of only one - Grayland Station in Chicago.
So, my fellow airline timetable collectors - are any of you doing business with a storefront seller? Name of seller/store and location would be greatly appreciated.