jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Thu Dec 28 15:36:27 EST 2006
Will do, although it may be tomorrow a.m. before I have opportunity.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at ModernLib.com>
To: <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: BOMC Brochure
> If you send me a scan or two I'll post them for the ListServ members to
> 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
> `\|||/ Scot Kamins
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