Miniature Book News # 65: 1990 June Page: 1
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MINIgATURE BOOK NEWS
Number 65 16 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 June, 1990
MINIATURE BOOKS VIA
by Robert E. Massmann
New Britain, Connecticut
Beginning with a series of nine
"Mini-Books" in 1965, American
gumball machines for a few years
became book distributors. I have ten
different series of books which have
been aquired via vending machines
(with a little help from Ruth Adomeit,
Dawson's Book Shop, and Julian
Edison); and a quick listing might be
helpful if you are wondering what
these things are all about.
Binding of these tiny creatures is
done very simply - merely a strip of
padding compound to make a spine;
and a tiny drop on the fore-edge to
hold it together until the purchaser lays
hands on the book and proceeds to
dismember it page by page! (Which is
of course what makes them scarce, in
Most of these titles come from
Chicago. Somewhere I was informed
that C.H.P. is Creative House
Publishers. "C.H.P.", "M.B.",
sTAL !E FURY
Miniature "Vending Machine" books of the 1960s and 1970s, slightly smaller than
actual size. Most measure about 7/8 inch in height.
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Edison, Julian I. Miniature Book News # 65: 1990 June, periodical, 1990; St. Louis, Missouri. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9430/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.