Vintage Harlequin

When Amanda and I went to New York for Book Expo, we also were invited to Harlequin’s Art Exhibit, honoring 60 years of Harlequin cover art. Later at the RWA conference, Harlequin announced that there would be office products featuring these covers for sale in the big bookstores. Harlequin would also re-release copies of these old paperbacks.

Those vintage products are here!

There are several to choose from, all featuring different vintage covers, including Spiral Notebooks, Tins of Postcards, Address Books, Matchbook Notepads, Composition Books

And, of course, the vintage books themselves, printed to look just like they did when first published.

You can find them all on eHarlequin. And while you are there, you might want to order Gallant Officer, Forbidden Lady. It will be in bookstores Dec 1, but you can get it now at eHarlequin. Gallant Officer, Forbidden Lady is a featured book. Buy $15 of these featured books and you get $20 worth of books!

I’m in love with these vintage products! I’m certainly going to order some. They match the totebag Harlequin gave out at RWA, too!

Do you like nostalgic things? What item or items would you want, if you could have any vintage or antique item in the world?

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Barbara Monajem
13 years ago

I started reading one of these vintage books in Borders last week. It was great! (Trying to remember the title… something to do with women, LOL. Not Pardon My Body, although that’s a hilarious title, and I love it.) The author’s voice really drew me in.

Congrats on the new release, Diane! The cover is gorgeous.

13 years ago

Hi Diane ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for the great post on the new vintage(heh!)from Harlequin. I love those old covers! Your novel looks great too.
Thank you again,

Diane Gaston
13 years ago

I am just in love with these vintage covers! But I love my cover too. Who wouldn’t? The hero is sigh-worthy.

Thanks for agreeing with me, Barbara and RK!

13 years ago

I have two very old Mary Burchell Harlequins. My copy of Nobody Asked Me was published in 1976, but the original hardcover Mills and Boon was published in 1937. The other is Such Is Love, published in 1975. I got them used, but in pretty good condition. Through all the years of purging books, these two survived the frequent clean outs. I also have a couple of leather(?) bound Romance Treasuries (1982) with three stories each, originally printed by Mills and Boon (1975). I don’t have many old books because of allergies, but I appreciate what I have.

Unfortunately, my parents taught that old things were junk and to be thrown away. Mom cleaned out all our toys before Christmas, even the favorites, to make way for the new. I envy those who understand the value of antiques and how to spot quality. My few forays into learning only led me to buying things that really were junk. So now I stick with occasionally buying a new place setting to add to my collection.

Diane Gaston
13 years ago

Unfortunately, my parents taught that old things were junk and to be thrown away.

My parents, too, Judy! As a military family, we gave away toys, books, clothes to the Thrift Shop before each move. That’s how I gave up my Jill dolls and my Madame Alexander “Beth” doll. And my Cherry Ames and Nancy Drews. I still have my childhood Little Women, though.

Jane George
13 years ago

I LUV the vintage Harlequin calendar I won from Amanda here on the Riskies. I plan on framing the prints.

And I wish I had my childhood Breyer horse collection!

Amanda McCabe
13 years ago

That was such a fun exhibit! ๐Ÿ™‚ (and I’m glad you’re enjoying the vintage images, too, Jane!). I definitely wanted to know what some of those titles were about…

Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe

I love anything vintage/antique. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century. My house is loaded with family antique furniture and china, and I’d love more vintage jewelry, in case my husband or kids are reading this. *g*

Diane Gaston
13 years ago

Me, too, Maggie, although I haven’t been able to indulge my love for antique furniture like I’d love to do. I do have a collection of antique prints, mostly architectural prints of the 1820s.

Jane, what a great idea to frame those pictures! I have a set of the postcards already…and more stuff on the way.

Keira Soleore
13 years ago

I’m back from the dead (AKA flu).

Diane, when I put in my order for yours and Ammanda’s books, I could hardly resist ordering those matchbooks and notebooks. I also ordered the vintage books that they currently have on sale.

A 1948 James Hadley Chase? Instant love!

Diane Gaston
13 years ago

Keira, yay on you feeling better, yay on ordering Amanda’s and my books (I have Amanda’s on my Kindle) and yay on ordering vintage supplies and books. I ordered them, too.

13 years ago

We are surrounded by vintage things. We live in an 1898 house and most of the furnishings are period. Most of the rest is antique or collectible. We are lucky to have some really neat stuff. I guess the one thing we don’t have that I can think of right now would be a restored old car like a Model T.
One of my biggest collections is old books. I do have some of the original vintage paperbacks.

13 years ago

Gah, those covers are something else but I adore the look of them. I’ll have to go on-line and check out what other neat things they have.

I’ll wait to get your book hot off the presses since I don’t seem to have any luck with ebooks. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to your undone book I purchased but somehow lost on my laptop. Don’t ask, it’s a gift I seem to have.

As to vintage items, I have to confess that vintage stoves intrigue me. I love the old, wood fed farmhouse stoves or that rickety old thing the Honeymooners have in their apartment.

I have my godmother’s six burner Magic Chef circa 1930-something stove with its cavernous oven (AND bonus warming oven) and enough chrome and flash to rival the fin work of a Cadillac. Friends, it’s a thing of beauty to behold.

13 years ago

LOL! Santa, that stove sounds fabulous!

Diane Gaston
13 years ago

Santa! eHarlequin will send you a real book!! They also sell ebooks, but mostly they sell paperback books!

As for your Undone. If you paid for it, Harlequin should provide it. You can try downloading it again.

13 years ago

Thanks, Diane, I’ll give it another try but you’d think with a husband who works with computers I’d have better luck or a better way to track downloads….

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