richardzx ADMIN July 15, 2015
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This is a group that is all about the vintage paperback!
Any paperback from 1989 back to the beginning of time is welcome--I picked 1989 as a cut-off point because the 80's are funny--but, the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, & 70's have more style at this point!
From Wiki: The first mass-market, pocket-sized, paperback book printed in the US was an edition of Pearl Buck's The Good Earth, produced by Pocket Books as a proof-of-concept in late 1938, and sold in New York City. It is now very collectible.
The 20th-century mass-market paperback format was pioneered by German publisher Albatross Books in 1931, but the experiment was cut short by the approach of World War II. It was an immediate financial success in the United Kingdom in 1935, when Penguin Books adopted many of Albatross' innovations, including a conspicuous logo and color-coded covers for different genres. British publisher Allen Lane launched the Penguin Books imprint in 1935 with ten reprint titles, which began the paperback revolution in the English-language book market. Number one on Penguin's 1935 list was André Maurois' Ariel."
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