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Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Magazine featuring the best sellers of the day in abridged form.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1946 – Apr-1947: FictionMags Index (Missing: Oct-1946; Feb-1947; Mar-1947; Apr-1947)
Publishers:   Omnibook, Inc.
Frequency:   monthly

Books and Bookmen

Country: UK

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Prices:   25c
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Books by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   20c
Pagecounts:   192pp
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

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

Country: US
Total Issues: 14

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 x 5"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   200-400pp
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Books for Men

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1912: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith, 79-89 Seventh Avenue, New York
Formats:   6 4/5" x 4 1/2"
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   300-325
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Books for the Bairns

Country: UK

"Stead's Books for the Bairns, begun in March 1896, and issued at the price of a penny, one number per month, with pink, usually pictorial paper covers and profuse illustrations inside, and containing as a rule 64 pages. This series ran till about 1916, after which it was variously continued, revived and reprinted well into the middle of the '20s.

It was quite highbrow in character, anticipating something of the seriousness of the later Children's Encyclopedia. Its aims were frankly and unambiguously educational and edifying, with a strong liberal and protestant bias in keeping with the other activities of its founder, the distinguished reformer W.T. Stead (1849-1912) who went on editing it until he was drowned in the disaster of the Titanic, when his daughter, Estelle, succeeded him. It appealed particularly to high-minded fathers and to schoolmasters.

To begin with it chiefly reproduced classical works suitable for children in abridged and adapted forms, such as Robinson Crusoe, Aesop's Fables, Gulliver's Travels, etc. or it gave simplified (and Whiggified) history and nature study, or even hymns. Only later did this series admit specially written modern fairy stories adapted to the newer ideas of what the child's taste is, or rather what it ought to be. There was even a French edition of Books for the Bairns - Livres de la Rose. Often these little books were employed as regular school text books." (Maurer)

Incorporates: Bairn's Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1896 – c. 1916
Publishers:   Stead's Publishing House
Editors:   W.T. Stead (1896-1912); Estelle Stead
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   68pp; 52pp
Frequency:   monthly (1st of month)

Books in Brief

Country: US
Total Issues: 16

Contained extracts of "enduring masterpieces".

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1937 – May-1938: FictionMags Index

#merges with The Book Digest of Best Sellers


  J.J. White, Chicago


  Richard R. Smith









Border Boys Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 26

Contains reprints from Nickel Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  11-May-1892 – 2-Nov-1892: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Nickel Liby Co.
Formats:   8½ x 5¾"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32
Frequency:   Weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Border Crossings

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 134 (as at Aug-2015)

Canadian magazine of the arts with occasional fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1977 – Aug-1985, as Arts Manitoba
  Sep-1985 – present, as Border Crossings

Email Address:


  500-70 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 1G7, Canada (in 2002)


  Meeka Walsh (in 1998 - 2002)



Mentioned in:   O. Henry Awards Website (in 2002)


Country: Canada
Total Issues: 5

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1984 – Oct-1987: Science Fiction Index
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Country: Australia
Total Issues: 11

A small press magazine publishing Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror stories, and associated non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2003 – Apr-2009: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Borderlands Publications, Inc., 6 Florence Road, Nedlands 6009, Western Australia
Editors:   Anthony Burke
Prices:   AU$10.00
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Borderline was a digest-sized magazine, subtitled "the magazine which dares the unknown." The magazine contained no fiction although the seventh issue did include a piece by L. Ron Hubbard. It dealt with mysticism and para- psychological phenomena. Topics such as phrenology, prophecy, ESP, ghost hunting, and automatic writing were common.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1964 – Feb-1966: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Sherbourne Press, 7863 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90046
Editors:   Sydney Omarr
Frequency:   Initially monthly; later bimonthly
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Border Series

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

Also known as Max Stein's Dashaway Dime Novels: Border Series.

Issues & Index Sources:  1900s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Max Stein & Co., 400-402 Dearborn St., Chicago
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   50 to 75
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: Canada
Total Issues: 2

Fanzine featuring articles & features by & about Canadian authors & artists.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1978 – Spring 1979: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Northern Star Press, Halifax
Editors:   John Bell & Alain Chabot

Boris Karloff's Tales of Mystery

see under Story Digest Magazine

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