Wednesday, December 25, 2013

PaperBack



Astounding Science Fiction, January, 1955

8 comments:

Ed Gorman said...

Those old SF Book Club ads really excited me when I was ten-fourteen or so. Then the books I'd ordered would arrive and they would look and feel and smell great. And during this time the Space Club was born with a certain Mr. Crider being a charter member.

Bill Crider said...

I miss the old days!

Tom Johnson said...

I finally donated all of my SF Book Club editions, and other hardbacks to a local library in Holiday, Texas. Over 500 books, many going back to the 1950s. I kept a few favorites, but I just ran out of room. The librarian tells me people are checking the books out, so they are doing some good now.

Bill Crider said...

I'm glad the library didn't just toss them out, as has happened to some donations that I know of.

Todd Mason said...

It's hard to believe (on a sentimental level) that there are stupid librarians, but alas humans are humans with and without MLS degrees as well...

Todd Mason said...

Magazine backs...

Bill Crider said...

Todd, I was told that it cost more to catalog the book than the book was worth. And of course a lot books would send the costs zooming. I can understand it, but I don't like it.

Todd Mason said...

Nonsense. Lazy accessioner, who didn't know what they were being offered and was too smug to find out. (I suspect your gifts were obscure to the public servant in question.) It is unfortunate how many even decent librarians find themselves treating books, etc. as simply part of the tides rolling through their libraries...not that every book can be preserved, perhaps, but such statements don't help.