BOMC Brochure

Scot Kamins kamins at ModernLib.com
Thu Dec 28 15:06:20 EST 2006


John,

If you send me a scan or two I'll post them for the ListServ members  
to see.

Ever The Opportunist,

- Scot


On Dec 28, 2006, at 11:53 AM, JOHN PETERSON wrote:

> A bookseller friend gave me today a 16 page brochure/catalog from  
> the Book of the Month Club dated March, 1939 with the heading, FREE  
> BOOKS.  These were available to members who made advance deposits,  
> one free book for every $12 deposited in advance.  The tie-in with  
> ML is that most of the books offered for free were #7 MLs, and ML  
> Giants.  The brochure cover depicts many MLs.  However, also  
> offered were Miscellaneous BOMC overstocks, Blue Ribbon Library,  
> Star Dollar Library, Novels of Distinction series, Sun Dial  
> Library, and Children's Classics.  On the back of the brochure is a  
> form to send along with the advance deposit and to indicate the  
> free book(s) desired.
>
> I remember reading about collaboration between BOMC and ML (e.g.,  
> Illustrated Alice from BOMC overstock), but I had never heard of  
> this one, nor of a Book of the Month Club soliciting advance  
> deposits during the late 30's.  Anyone ever heard of this before?
>
> John Peterson
>

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