The Dalenberg Library

Devoted to the preservation of “antique popular literature,” including vintage paperbacks, science fiction, mystery, comics, poetry, dime novels, and more.  Exploring music, history, film, art & art criticism, and (occasionally) grousing about current issues & events.

Antique Book Reports

Axe, by Ed McBain (1964)

Modern police procedurals are generally found on television shows of the C.S.I. variety.  Actors who are too "hot" to really be cops and detectives stand around making quantum leaps of deductive reasoning in a few lines of dialogue, arriving at conclusions that...

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Check Out Our Gallery

We collect old books.  Here are some of our favorite pictures of vintage literature, dime novels, poetry, comics, pulp fiction, cinema, music, art, and popular entertainment.  It’s eclectic!