Discussion Forums - Hidden Gems Hidden Gems

Topic: New York Review Books Classics....Smaller Group Swap ?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: New York Review Books Classics....Smaller Group Swap ?
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 1/31/2013
Posts: 13
Back To Top

You can wishlist NYRB titles (over 300 since they were launched in 1999) but you could wait for years.  I'm a frustrated fan, unable to afford retail for all the titles I'm interested in.  Are there other NYRB Classics fans out there ?  Shouldn't we form a sub-group within PBS, each buying a different title (through PBS of course !) and then swapping (NYRB for NYRB) with others in the group ?

You can find out more about this rich list at the NYRB Classics website which features cover pix and descriptions of all their titles.  PBS lists (just type in 'NYRB Classics' in their search box) over 200.   They're truly 'Hidden Gems"; most are previously out-of-print or otherwise neglected, fiction as well as nonfiction, plus translations previously unavailable in English.  Personally they've led me to works I didn't know I needed to read; I've never been disappointed.   And they look and feel good ...great cover art and quality paper, with a distinctive, consistent 'look'.

If you didn't  know this series before, please check it out.  If you're already a fan, what do you think about loosely forming that NYRB subgroup ?

Date Posted: 7/31/2013 12:00 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2008
Posts: 3,341
Back To Top

I have read a few of the nyrb editions. You're right the titles are usually interesting books.

But an even older and possibly just as interesting series is the Time Life Reading program books. The editors of this series chose well. and the cover art is usually very interesting. The series is so old that most of the books are very cheap now. I don't know if you can separate them out of the pbs catalog or not.

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 10:44 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
Posts: 4,815
Back To Top

Charles, if you can find one in the system, you might be able to find others by publisher -- there should be a link for whatever the given publisher is.  Failing that, you could try using tags.

Date Posted: 8/1/2013 11:02 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2008
Posts: 3,341
Back To Top

yes. I figured that out later. put- time reading program -in the search box and pages and pages of the books come up.