I attended Pulpfest 2011 with a list in hand of 36 colorful book titles that included "I Am a Teen-Age Dope Addict," "The Marijuana Mob" and "Reefer Girl." Here's why, and what I learned about the books, plus photos of some that came home with me.
News about Pulpfest 2011 got me thinking about vintage paperbacks, which will be part of the July fun. Here are some in my library, although I'm not sure they're vintage and collectible versus just old and irresistible.
Check out the sexy temptress on the first edition paperback of Steinbeck's "To a God Unknown" and the deer-in-the-headlights face on Fitzgerald's "The Beautiful and Damned." Intriguing illustrations such as these are why vintage paperbacks end up in my library.