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Introducing dimenovels.org

The latest two adventures for our Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection are an online bibliography and a podcast.

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A couple of weeks ago we launched dimenovels.org, the Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography. This project aims to create a comprehensive online database of dime novels, story papers, reprint libraries and related materials. It is important to note that this is very much a work in progress, as we have only just begun entering data.

photo of Eddie LeBlancEdward “Eddie” LeBlanc was the editor of Dime Novel Round-Up from 1952 to 1994, and he devoted many years of his life to compiling extensive lists of dime novels and related materials. With the permission of the LeBlanc family, we are using his research as a foundation for this project, while also incorporating information from various other sources. If you are interested in helping with the project, we would love to hear from you! See the project’s about page for details and contact info.

You can follow updates from dimenovels.org on Facebook and Twitter.

Spare Change Library logoDimenovels.org is also host to The Spare Change Library, the dime novel and popular literature podcast, launched in May. The podcast will feature audio editions of stories, as well as scholarship. Currently, we are recording an audio version of Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller’s The Bride of the Tomb, a thrilling tale of mystery and romance. A new chapter is released each week on Thursdays (with the exception of major holidays).

You can follow The Spare Change Library on Twitter and also check out our production blog.


Now hear this…

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: March 24, 2013
  • Filed Under: Podcast


Attention all audiophiles: soon available will be the first chapter of a brand new initiative, podcasts to delight the ear and soothe the weary mind! Dime Novel and Popular Literature titles – only the finest and most choice of selections – will be read in their entirety in serial fashion! Yes, that is right, you too will soon be able to hear authentic audio versions of some of the most overlooked yet thrilling stories of yesteryear….


Busy in our deluxe sound studio, Demian Katz and Laura Bang are working around the clock to prepare for your enjoyment and edification our first offering…..


The Bride of the Tomb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listeners will:

FEEL Lancelot Darling’s passion … EXPERIENCE the SENSATION of Mr. Shelton’s charm … LEARN the SECRET of Fanny Colville and most of all CRY TEARS of LONGING with Lily… SO SWEET, SO INNOCENT … SUCH TRAGIC LONGING AWAITS…





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