300 Million Little Blue Books Sold 1919-1949. Did Your Grandparents Read Them?
Recently I was exploring some of the books my grandfather had left me. Even though they are identified and known as Little Blue Books, they are 3 ½” x 5” inexpensive newsprint paper booklets. The books are compact, cheap, and often have alluring titles or topics. They have been referred to as chapbooks and have been noted to represent the true reading taste of Americans.