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Bon-Ton Library

Total Issues: 258?

Issues & Index Sources:  1904 – 1910?: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Mutual Book Co., The Mershon Company
Prices:   25c
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Bonville's Western Monthly

Promotional magazine for the Pacific Northwest, specifically "the valleys of the Willamette and the Columbia" rivers, filled with articles, fiction, poetry and cartoons.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1907? – Oct-1909?
Publishers:   Bonville Publishing Company, 424 Marquam Building, Portland, Oregon
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   86pp
Frequency:   monthly


Total Issues: 25 (to Dec-2002)

The Magazine for the Reading Life. Sometimes publishes fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – present
Publishers:   4645 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60625 (in 2000); 252 W. 37th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10018 (in 2002)
Editors:   Jerome V. Kramer (in 2000 - 2002)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Subtitled "The W.H. Smith Guide to Good Books", mainly contains adverts and features on books, but also occasionally publishes fiction by authors like Terry Pratchett & Jonathan Aycliffe.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   W.H. Smith
Formats:   A4
Prices:   free
Pagecounts:   36pp

Book Digest

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1950
Frequency:   monthly

The Book Digest of Best Sellers

Total Issues: 16

Monthly magazine containing condensed books. Became Book Digest Combined with Books in Brief.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1937 – May-1938
Frequency:   monthly

The Booklovers Magazine

see under Appleton's Magazine

The Bookman

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1891 – 1934
Publishers:   Hodder & Stoughton, London
Editors:   William Robertson Nicoll
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3

The Bookman (US)

An American version of the UK magazine of same name, this was the periodical which initiated bestseller lists (from 1895).

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-1895 – ?: Index to Periodical Literature (to 1906 only)
Frequency:   monthly

Book of Dark Wisdom

Total Issues: 11

A tri-annual publication of Dark Fiction and Lovecraftian horror. Each issue is digest sized, perfect bound with a full-color glossy cover, containing fiction and poetry, artwork, non-fiction features, and film, fiction and gaming reviews, plus more. For the first two issues (only) was a gaming magazine with two or three short stories per issue.

Deom April 2008 the magazine moved online with the promise of an annual print anthology.

Issues & Index Sources

  2003 – Fall 2005: Miller/Contento
  2006 – 2007, as Dark Wisdom: Miller/Contento


  Elder Signs Press, Lake Orion, MI



  William Jones


  trade paperback




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The Book of Terror

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1949: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Metropolitan Publishing, Toronto
Editors:   'The Black Prince' (identity not known)
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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A Book of Weird Tales

Total Issues: 1

Part reprint and part old stories from the Ackerman Agency

Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1960: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Veevers & Hensman, Burnley
Editors:   Cliff Lawton
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/6d
Pagecounts:   128pp
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The Book of Wit and Humor

Total Issues: 1?

Magazine "devoted to American literary products in every form - fiction, poetry, parady, epigram, drama".

Issues & Index Sources:  1953
Publishers:   Mercury Publications
Editors:   Louis Untermeyer
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c

Books and Bookmen

Literary review magazine, popularly slanted; ceased publication in the mid-1980s, and was replaced by a slimmer monthly called simply Books (1987 - ) which carried a cover price but seemed to be in the main a bookshop-giveaway.

Issues & Index Sources:  1955 – 198?
Publishers:   London
Frequency:   monthly

Books by Florence Edna May

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Books by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Books by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919
Publishers:   J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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