Saturday, August 2

You Think You Love Vintage Paperback Books? These People Love Vintage Paperback Books

"The books outnumbered the people on Sunday afternoon at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Sure, the Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show, which has been going on for 35 years, drew a good crowd. There were lines of folks waiting for autographs from a number of authors, including Harlan Ellison. Still more were browsing the aisles. They, however, were no match for the sheer amount of books here. Paperbacks small enough to fit into a pocket or handbag were carefully kept in plastic bags were displayed on tables and shelves. Thousands more filled bins. Vendors organized titles into handy categories. There were the 'hardboiled' books, crime novels starring detectives who think they've seen it all. The 'sleaze' catchall was perhaps self-explanatory. One booth even had a section of 'vintage nurse' titles."
LA Weekly
more paperback covers: movie tie-ins, crime, etc.
vintage crime fiction paperback covers