Easton Press
Easton Press, a division of MBI Inc., based in Norwalk, Connecticut
Norwalk, Connecticut
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, is a publisher specializing in high-quality leather-bound
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 books. In addition to canonical classics
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, poetry
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 and art
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 books, they publish a large library of science fiction
Science fiction
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 and popular literature as well.

Some of Easton Press's products are arranged in series to which a customer can subscribe, receiving a new book every month. For example, The Library of Great Poetry (25 volumes), The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

 (16 volumes) and C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
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's The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
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 (seven volumes). However, it is possible to order many titles individually.

The Easton Press is represented by the Scott Meredith Literary Agency
Scott Meredith
Scott Meredith, born Arthur Scott Feldman was a prominent American literary agent, and founder of the Scott Meredith Literary Agency. His clients included famous and successful writers such as Richard S. Prather, Morris West, Norman Mailer, J.G. Ballard, Arthur C. Clarke, P.G. Wodehouse and Philip K...


Book Traits

Features of an Easton Press exclusive Collector's Edition book:
  • bound in fine genuine leather
  • 22kt gold-stamped spine accents
  • distinctive raised spine hubs
  • intricate gilt stamped cover designs
  • specially milled acid-neutral paper
  • Smyth-sewn pages
  • gilded page edges
  • endsheets of moiré silk
    Moire (fabric)
    In textiles, a moire is a fabric with a wavy appearance produced mainly from silk, but also wool, cotton and rayon. The watered appearance is usually created by the finishing technique called calendering...

  • permanent satin ribbon page-marker

However, there is some variation between collections. For instance, the Easton Press library of "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" does not have moiré fabric endsheets, but otherwise it has all the aforementioned traits.

Subscription Program

Some of the major Easton Press series are available by subscription only. However, most single titles from various series are still available directly from Easton Press. For those who want a collection, rather than a few individual books, The Easton Press subscription program exists.

You can request a listing of available titles in a particular series and send it back to them with the titles you do not want marked off. They will send you only those titles you want, saving you the trouble of returning an unwanted book. If you change your mind, you can request the formerly unwanted title and, if you decide you do not want a book you did receive, you can take advantage of the return policy. The Easton Press offers a no-questions-asked 30-day return policy at their expense (you have to contact them and they will send you a postage-paid return sticker).

Popular collections

The Easton Press offers many collections, from historical classics to more modern literature. These series include The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, Great Books of the 20th Century, and Masterpieces of Science Fiction, to name a few.
  • List of collections from Easton Press

Their longest running and most popular series, The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, includes:
25 additional titles have recently been added to the list of the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written," bringing the actual total to 125. The 25 new additions are as follows:

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