BOMC Brochure

JOHN PETERSON 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.

John P.
----- 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


> 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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