Friday, September 25, 2009
Vintage Paperbacks in Tiny Town
Quick Readers were a short-lived miniature paperback book series. They were put out in the 1940's and only about 49 books were printed in the series. Each Quick Reader measures approximately 4.5" x 3.25" and contains illustrations plus abridged text. These tiny little books were perfect for the war-time 1940's in which paper had to be conserved. These books are so tiny, they look small even in the hands of a child, and that just adds to their charm. Here are four "Quick Readers" from our collection. Note the "Japanese menace" element on "Bushido."