Welcome to The Fourleafclover Online Bookstore


Céad míle fáilte romhat!
(An Old Irish saying--A hundred thousand welcomes!)


Please search or browse our inventory--give it a try. 
We have an amazing inventory of out-of-print, rare and unusual books and booklets--old and new.  You never know what treasure you will find.
And yes, we do have an inventory of hard to find books about Ireland and our Irish heritage.
Need a time out?  Crosswords are fun and relaxing.  The one below changes daily.


e-Mail hotline for questions, shipping upgrades, free offline searches:
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Payment Methods
We love Pay Pal, but also accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, check or money order.
Remittance address:
4324 De Tonty Street
Saint Louis, MO  63110 USA


We also welcome international customers and ship worldwide.  For UK and most of Europe the International First Class postage rate is still the best option for shipping.  Priority International is available.  Please inquire.


Try a visit to our eBay store (see link below) for a large gallery of:


Vintage postcards and photos

Old paperback books and booklets in good condition

Print ads suitable for framing

Ephemera & articles

Yearbooks & school memorabilia

Vintage 80s vinyl, CDs, Tapes

Magazine Back Issues

Music Books

Merchandise Values.

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Four Leaf Clover Online Bookstore

There is only one store policy:  We want you to be happy with your purchase.

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Special Featured Book Review:

Miss Hullings Favorite Recipes (1969)
Florence Hulling Apted
Foreword by Sue Ann Wood
Illustrations by Don Pallarito


It was in the Depression year of 1930 that Florence Louise Hulling, a young Illinois farm girl who had come to St. Louis to seek a job as a telephone operator, opened her first cafeteria-style restaurant in the downtown business district.


Miss Hullings grew to become inconic in the St. Louis area. Downtown businessmen, shopping wives and kids all knew the cafeteria.  The chain expanded throughout the area, even for years operating the famous cafe at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


From Jan Whitaker:  In the 1940s and 1950s Miss Hulling’s was just the kind of place that earned high ratings from Duncan Hines and Gourmet’s Guide to Good Eating, the latter reporting, “Everybody in St. Louis swears by Miss Hulling’s. Food is exceptionally delicious, clean, and of high standard.” The cafeterias served their own ice cream and baked goods, used fresh fruit for pies, and prepared food in small batches.


Through succeeding decades the Miss Hulling’s enterprise, headed by the couple’s son Stephen J. Apted, grew large. It acquired Medart’s (turning it into the Cheshire Inn), and opened numerous restaurants in the metro area, among them The Cupboard and the Open Hearth, as well as running food services at two hospitals. Headquarters, including a bakery, were at 11th and Locust above the two-floor cafeteria. At the same location were the more formal dining spot Catfish and Crystal, His Lordship’s Pub, and a bakery and ice cream shop. In 1993 the entire operation at this site was closed down, the same fate having befallen the Olive Street cafeteria some years before.