Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Featured: The Albatross Continental Library

Albatross published the first modern mass market paperback, in Hamburg, in 1932. Their publishing model and their design were a direct influence on Penguin Books (as well as The Olympia Press.) The rise of Nazism and the beginning of the war eventually brought an end to Albatross.

E.M. Forster, A Passage To India
Paperback with dust jacket

This book, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

Tuesday: thru Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday

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