Newspapers and magazines are disposable. Today's newspapers are tomorrow's fish and chips paper. However, they also record history. Let a few years pass by and these old newspapers and magazines can offer fascinating insights into important events and significant people from different eras. They also represent history in another regard - as digital and electronic media becomes more prevalent, newspapers and magazines themselves may well become artefacts of the past one day.
AbeBooks offers a vast number of vintage newspapers, magazines, periodicals and journals. Time and Life magazines, Playboy, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Vogue, the Illustrated London News (including the entire 120-year consecutive run of over 6,000 issues, for a cool 380 grand), the Paris Review and Popular Science are just a few of the famous names that can be found on the site, commemorating, celebrating and lamenting some of the most important discoveries, voyages and people the world has ever known. The scarcity of these items has made them a prize among collectors and history buffs.
This selection includes lots of literary material including Ernest Hemingway, Ray Bradbury, P.G. Wodehouse, William Faulkner and Philip Roth.
The John F. Kennedy assassination issue.
Winston Churchill's first of many appearances on the cover of Time.
The reclusive author J.D. Salinger is featured in a six- page article.
The legacy of Martin Luther King, published two weeks after his death.
Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh and Pham Van Dong are on the cover.
Includes ‘The Origins of the Beat Generation' by Jack Kerouac.
Issue No. 126 - a classic with Uncle ‘Alfred E.' Sam.
Ernest Hemingway interview, a Philip Roth short story & more.
Includes the first appearance of The Old Man And The Sea by Hemingway.
Includes the novella ‘The Fireman' by Ray Bradbury, which became Fahrenheit 451.
During the filming of In Cold Blood Truman Capote is shown with the films actors Robert Blake and Scott Wilson on set at the site of the crime in Kansas.
The reminiscences of Douglas MacArthur, published a few months before his death.
World's first atomic scare & a space meal in a toothpaste tube.
Includes an interview with author William Faulkner.
Includes General Lee's official report of his campaign in Pennsylvania and Maryland during the US Civil War.
King George inspects his navy in this coronation naval review supplement.
Preview of the Apollo 11 mission with Neil Armstrong on the cover.
This issue celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
A lengthy report on Iran's royal family.
100th issue of the classic magazine with A Clockwork Orange, Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia & more.
The Big Country western is released starring Gregory Peck & Jean Simmons.