Vintage Paperback Books

When the Beatles’Paperback Writer” hit number one in 1966, fans everywhere knew exactly what type of books the song’s subject was churning out: Cheap pieces of smut filled with lurid scenes of sex and violence. Everyone had seen the graphic covers of these throwaway titles screaming from the racks at bus stations, corner stores, and supermarkets. Though they were cheap and sometimes quite prurient, paperbacks had held mass-appeal for...Continue Reading