They include several chemistry sets, books about home chemistry experiments and suppliers for glassware. I had a Skilcraft chemistry set as a kid, but I don't remember much about it except that if you mixed certain chemicals together they would change colors. It is said that chemistry kits used to be much more interesting before all of the dangerous chemicals were removed. For an idea of what a do-it-yourself chemist could do in the Old Days, read Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks.
I really got a kick out of seeing The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, published in the 1960's. It's a collector's item now, but you can follow a link to download a pdf of the original book for free. Be aware, the file is 28 mb. There's a lot of good stuff there that would be familiar to any chemistry student. I'm not sure I would recommend making chlorine gas at home, but a lot of the experiments look like fun. You have to bear in mind how times have changed when reading this book - the list of where to buy supplies in the back of the book is pretty entertaining. I don't think I have ever seen carbon tetrachloride or manganese dioxide at a hardware store, or potassium permanganate at the drug store.