Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Books by Mail

The Parcel Post Loan Library distributed this booklet to customers prior to Christmas 1914. The Parcel Post Loan Library was a commercial endeavor that took advantage of the inclusion of book shipments in the parcel post postage rate starting in 1914. There is a previous post about how the Wisconsin Free Library Commission used parcel post to provide books by mail. The Parcel Post Loan Library rented fiction books in their printed catalogs at a rate of 15 cents a week. Non-fiction books in their catalogs were available for purchase.

1 comment:

Diane said...

I've been following your blog for several months now, and I just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoy it as a recent MLIS grad and volunteer archivist. Thank you for providing so much interesting information!!