Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Series Book Periodicals- Yellowback Library

There are several different periodicals that specialize in series book information. One of the oldest is the Yellowback Library. I am not sure how many years it has been published, but Gil O'Gara does a great job giving us a monthly periodical about our hobby. The banner reads, "Series Books, Dime Novels, and related literature." There is often a reprint of some kind, normally of the Dime Novel variety, and there have been several articles over the last year that feature information on such series as Rick Brant, Ken Holt, the Oz books, and other assorted series.
The periodical runs approximately 26 pages long, and includes some regular advertisers that specialize in series books. A one year subscription runs 36.00. You can send a check to Gil O'Gara, PO Box 36172, Des Moines, IA 50315. You can email Gil at gilo@iowalink.com .
For juvenile series book information, Yellowback Library is worth a look!!


  1. Yellowback Library was established in Jan 1981. It was initially a bimonthly publication but soon became a monthly as it remains today.

    Most of the pre-2000 issues are findable on my index of series book magazines: http://www.Keeline.com/yl

    Articles in Yellowback Library and other series book magazines can often be more accurate than coverage on web sites and library-oriented reference books and magazines. That isn't to say that they are without errors. Rather the authors of the articles are correct more often than traditional sources.