This post caught our eye and we thought we could reproduce it here. It comes from Kindraishere blogspot and deals with some old editions with very original titles. Who wouldn’t like to be a self-taught ventriloquist, who hasn’t wondered Is the human race getting anywhere? It seems that Little Blue Books had the answers.
At the top of my favorite publishing endeavors are Little Blue Books, published by Haldeman-Julius Company out of Girard, Kansas. Over 1900 titles were published between the years of 1923-1978 and the books were affordable to most—as low as 5 cents a book. I particularly enjoy the faded newsprint colors, the uniformity of type as well as the crazy-odd titles intermingled amongst the classics.
The backside of some books has a logo that reads: «Little Blue Books * A University in Print * Read the World Over».
A sampling from my collection can be found on my flickr.