New this week are a couple sets of beautifully designed vintage books from the Time Reading Program!
From the Wikipedia page:
The Time Reading Program (TRP), was a book sales club run by Time–Life, the publisher of Time magazine, from 1962 through 1966. Time was known for its magazines, and nonfiction book series’ published under the Time-Life imprint, while the TRP books were reprints of an eclectic set of literature, both classic and contemporary, as well as nonfiction works and topics in history.
What I find really spectacular about these books is the unique wraparound cover art for each one. A diverse group of contemporary artists of the time were commissioned to create works specifically for these editions and a bunch of the resulting covers won design awards.
We were able to gather an 8-volume set of nonfiction works from the Time Reading Program and it’s currently available for $24.00 (photos above are of this nonfiction set).
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing photos of the fiction set we’ve gathered as well!
Edit: here is the fiction set!