Apr. 6th, 2011

constance: (*reads*)
Back in the mid-nineties, Penguin Books turned 60 years old. You probably remember the global-scale celebrations, right? The glittering, star-studded parties? Well, then, you must at least remember the limited edition releases of excerpts and stories in a series called Penguin 60s? Slender little paperback Penguin books culled from their larger and longer Classics series that sold for just 95 cents each (60p in the UK, hence the name)? No? Just me?

Well, Penguin did produce these wee books, and I have some of them. (I was working in a bookstore, that year, and it turned out that they were kind of impossible to resist.) I picked them up for me, and also some extras, to give away as gifts and party favors, and it turns out, fifteen years or so later, I still have a few straggling duplicates. And I'm wondering if anyone is interested in them. Maybe not. But still: books! Free ones! Especially tiny ones! Seriously, they are irresistible.

Here's a list of my duplicates.

Gigi by Colette - I have three two only one copy left of this one!

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - plus four other not-nearly-so-iconic stories for your delectation.

Lives of Three Renaissance Artists by Giorgio Vasari - the titular artists being Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

The Portrait of Mr. W.H. by Oscar Wilde - now with free bonus poem ("The Ballad of Reading Gaol")!

If you're interested in one (or more!), just let me know, and I'll PM you to get your address. (Note to DW readers: I'm closing comments here to avoid confusion, but you can reply at the lj post here.)


In other news, I am currently experiencing one of my wordless, tongue-tied fits, and the thought of writing is making me stupidly anxious, but it will pass. It always does.


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