Festival of Books
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John F. Williams
Reprints are king in parts of book world
Reprints are king in parts of book world

People whose lives are tied up with books, as writers, critics, booksellers or readers, are always -- always -- looking for something new. But in the last few years, they've been turning to something old. The publishers specializing in reprints have become increasingly important to the people who haunt bookstores searching for the next great read. For some, these reintroduced books are as eagerly awaited as any mainstream house's seasonal list. In the U.S., the main purveyor of reprints is New York Review Books. Its immediately recognizable design -- each volume's title presented in a callout block against an eye-catching jacket illustration, colorful spines with titles...