Black Cat Books

Publisher: Grove Press

Years: 1961-1987

Related Series: Evergreen Books

NOTE: Titles originally just said “A Black Cat Book” at top of front cover with no series number. At some point they changed to “An Evergreen Black Cat Book” with a Bx- number.


  • BA = $.50

  • BB = $.60

  • BC = $.75

  • BD = $.95

BC-60 is the first to use the “An Evergreen Black Cat Book” edition statement and the first to drop the practice of tying the prefixes to price. So BC-60 was $1.45, BC-61 was $.95, etc.

Additional Information -- lists BC 1-566

Grove Press Starts Mass Market Line, PW, June 19, 1961, at 44.