Friday, October 7, 2011

little blue books






At the top of my favorite publishing endeavors are Little Blue Books, published by Haldeman-Julius Company out of Girard, Kansas. Over 1900 titles were published between the years of 1923-1978 and the books were affordable to most—as low as 5 cents a book. I particularly enjoy the faded newsprint colors, the uniformity of type as well as the crazy-odd titles intermingled amongst the classics.

The backside of some books has a logo that reads: "Little Blue Books * A University in Print * Read the World Over".

A sampling from my collection can be found on my flickr.

3 comments:

la casita said...

Amazing collection! I'm so curious about the inside too, some of the titles are so peculiar yet so earnest! I must admit that they made me laugh too!

Sleepy Darlings said...

I love these! I found one like this recently that said "How to start and run a corporation" All this in just a few dozen pages.

anna said...

So is the human race getting anywhere?