Scribner Library

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

Years: 1960-1979

Size: 5⅜ x 8 inches

Related Series: Scribner School / Student Paperbacks

ISBN format: 0-684-xxxxx-c

Within the Scribner Library, there were a number of sub-series: 

There were at least 2 box sets that collected SL titles: 

Evidently, the series numbering ended with the 1979 titles -- and possibly with SL 900, a nice even number. After 1979, only ISBNs identify titles in Scribner Library ads. 

Scribners to Publish New Paperbound Series, PW, Nov. 16, 1959, at 33. 

Charles A. Madison, Book Publishing in America 422 (1966):

In 1960 the firm launched the Scribner Library, a series of paperback reprints from its rich backlist in fiction, belles-lettres, and religion. These books sold widely, particularly in colleges, and soon became one of the firm's most profitable ventures. 

Image to left: Advertisement, 21 College English [nn] (Mar. 1960)

More Information & Sources

Scribners, PW, July 1, 1957, at 52. 

Scribner to Add New Paperbound Student Editions, PW, Sept. 15, 1958, at 30. 

Scribners to Publish New Paperbound Series, PW, Nov. 16, 1959, at 33-34. 

Scribner Library, PW, Dec. 28, 1959, at 86. 

Scribner Library Sales Over 330,000, PW, May 16, 1960, at 55. 

Ad, PW, Jan. 2, 1961, at [11-14]. 

PW, May 15, 1961, at 37, 40 (noting availability of display boxes holding descriptive booklets about the Scribner Library, with photo at 40).

Progress Report on Scribner Library, PW, June 19, 1961, at 62, 64. 

PW, Aug. 14, 1961, at 42 (noting issuance of a descriptive catalog covering all Scribner trade publications in print, including the Scribner Library).

Scribners, PW, Mar. 19, 1962, at 52 (announcing the new Scribner First Editions series). 

The Scribner Library for Young Readers (ad), PW, July 2, 1962, at 92. 

Scribner Library for Young Readers, PW, July 9, 1962, at 59 (announcing that the first 5 titles in this subseries will appear Aug. 15, 1962). 

Scribners Introduces Lyceum Editions, PW, Dec. 4, 1967, at 32. 

A New Scribner Paperback Series Gets Started in August, PW, Feb. 3, 1969, at 49 (announcing Emblem Editions for August 1969). 

Ad, PW, July 26, 1971, at 9 (announcing 4 paperback Scribner books on needlepoint, to appear in October 1971, and "a new series of gardening books by Jack Kramer, to be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback.")