[ModLib] Horde of Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Book SeriesAnywhere?

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Mon Nov 3 17:15:03 EST 2008

See the following link for information on the Little Leather Library, which was founded by Albert Boni and was a forerunner of the Modern Library. The link includes a posting of mine about the series along with excellent postings by other people.


Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library & Information Science Program
Wayne State University
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  Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 4:47 PM
  Subject: Re: [ModLib] Horde of Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Book SeriesAnywhere?

  Hello Scot,

  Can't remember details, but there are two series, or three, depending on how you count.  Little Leather Library (red and green cover series) and Little Blue Books.  All roughly the same size.  I believe you can find interesting writeups on Google and/or Wikipedia.  Maybe there is a complete list.

  Haldeman-Julius published the Little Blue Books.  Something of a left-winger, as I recall.  Books were used as premiums in cereal boxes.

  Little Leather Library are actually leather, but still very thin.

  One of these are sometimes found in special little boxes made to fit a bunch of maybe 25 volumes.

  But the neat thing is that one of them has a connection to Modern Library.  Maybe bought out by Boni?  I can't remember, but there is a connection.

  Probably your best source is (no surprise) eBay.  Buy em by the box.  I had a couple of boxes once.  Antique dealers tend to like them, especially in boxes.

  Here's a LLL website:  http://home.earthlink.net/~littlelibrary/



  P. S. We still have a huge collection of ML in the store.  Half price when you buy 5 or more.

  10408 Montgomery Ave., Kensington MD 20895 
  (301) 929-0036 Allbooks at aol.com AllBooksConsidered.com

  In a message dated 11/3/2008 3:43:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, kamins at modernlib.com writes:

    I recently discovered a series of numbered books (pamphlets really,  
    about 64 pages each) called the Little Blue Books. These guys started  
    around 1919 and there are around 2,000 titles (more, actually). I  
    think I'd like to start a collection of these. Anybody know where I  
    can buy a large lot of these cheap?


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