Below is an example of the stunning wraparound cover art commissioned specifically for each book from a variety of contemporary artists of the 1960s. It’s the work of Jacob Landau featured on The Screwtape Letters.
This is a 9-volume set in great condition for $24.00.
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!
“Looking back, I cannot believe that I spent so many years of my life mechanically sharpening my own pencils with pencil sharpeners. Truly, my life before I was presented with correctly sharpened pencils by an artisan was a dull and ill-sharpened void. Learn from my mistakes.”
–NEIL GAIMAN, writer (excerpt from the Customer Testimonials section of the book)
The Why of Things by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop – $7.50 The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields – $7.50 The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman – $8.00 The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber – $8.40