John Hetherington Reader’s Library Collection
Reference: Uncatalogued collection, please contact Special CollectionsDate: around 1921-1934Extent: Around 400 volumes
John Hetherington’s ‘Readers’ Library’ is a collection of cheap hardback editions of both popular and classic novels, some 350 titles with 400 variant issues, c. 1921-1934.
The purpose of the series was to make classic novels more accessible to all by reproducing them in a cheap and affordable format. As a result, titles in the ‘Readers’ Library’ series sold in their thousands. Many of the titles in this series featured coloured, pictorial dust jackets, with wrap around artwork.