For those who think that print is dead, think again. Just take a look at the crowds milling around the book publisher booths and the long lines of attendees waiting to get a book autographed by their favorite authors. Jacquelyn Moorad, marketing manager for the New York Review Books (#1840), has plenty of visitors scouting out the displays and stacks of classic titles from days gone by.
“People enjoy seeing the classics being offered again,” says Moorad. “The collection has been very well received, whether it’s picture books for preschoolers or novels for older children.” The New York Review started its Children’s Collection in 2003 to reunite readers with past favorites and introduce a new generation of readers to classics such as James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O, as well as one of J.K. “Harry Potter” Rowling’s personal favorites: E. Nesbit who wrote The House of Arden.
Beautifully bound with full-color illustrations on heavy stock and set in big, bold type for easy reading, the books bring back a time was reading was pure fun.