I’m a junkie for vintage mystery paperbacks. A few days ago, I picked up this little gem at my local used book store, Books In Stock, in Wooster, Ohio.Other than the beautiful painted cover, the coolest piece is in the front matter:

It was produced during World War II, adhering to the paper conservation regulations of the time. There was one final bit I loved on the back cover:

“Share this book with someone in uniform.”

Love this little piece of publishing history. Just had to share.