Monday, 23 January 2012

Harlequin Canadian Paperback Originals Part II

The mass market paperback was invented for one reason - to make money selling cheap editions of already published books. To date, aside from modern romance novels, that's pretty much still true. But there is that enticing subset of mass market paperbacks called the paperback original. See, for example, science fiction, mystery and western.

Even the early Harlequin Books published PBOs, 24, or 5% of a total 477 titles, between 1949 and 1959, fifteen fiction and nine non-fiction. Here are two of the novels.

Joy Brown was an editor at Harlequin. E(dmund) B(oyd) Osler was a well know Manitoban.

Harlequin 72 - September 1950

Harlequin 72 back

Harlequin 261 - December 1953

Harlequin 261 back

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