The Series Bookcase
Welcome to the Series Bookcase! An Explanation of Series Books What's New at the Series Bookcase? Series Books for Sale Take a Moment to Fill Out Our Series Books Survey! E-Mail Us! Download Series Book Enhancements for Your Computer Find Out How Much You Know About Series Books! Register to Win With Our On-Line Contest! A Special Offer The Series Bookcase News Links to Other Series Books Pages on the Internet Your Series Books Wanted! Awards Received by the Series Bookcase The Cherry Ames Page The Vicki Barr Page The Connie Blair Page The Rick Brant Page The Biff Brewster Page The Christopher Cool Page The Tom Corbett Page The Ken Holt Page The Steve Knight Page The Mercer Boys Page The Tom Quest Page The Lone Ranger Page The Tom Swift Jr. Page The Yankee Flier Page
The Series Bookcase

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...

       Welcome to the Series Bookcase! Do you remember the hours you used to spend reading the Hardy Boys, or other detective books? Remember mowing lawns during the summer just so you could go down to the drugstore and buy that particularly luring title you'd been wanting for weeks? The Series Bookcase is the place for those of you who read series books as children to find out a little bit more about your favorites. If you are just discovering series books, this is a great place to find more information about the hobby.

       We hope you enjoy your stay, and please take a moment to fill out the Survey or drop us a line at Thanks for visiting, and please come back soon!


Watch this section for news from the Series Bookcase!

January 12, 2006:   No updates happened here for the last eight months. I was pretty impressed with myself, but then I remembered that time between 1999 and 2002 when I didn't update for nearly three years. I'd better start slacking harder or I'll never beat that record! So anyway...did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? If not, you should definitely browse the Store section, which has just been overhauled after our meticulous, hand-crafted inventory. Besides finally being spiffed-up like the rest of the site, of special interest are the rare titles added to the Tom Swift Jr. sale area. Also new to this update is the addition to the Links section of links to the excellent and Both sites are must visits for fans of the Hardy Boys or the works of Percy Keese Fitzhugh. Until next time, folks... Happy reading!

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Welcome!  This is the page you are on currently, the main page of the Series Bookcase. See above for the current news, and read further for descriptions of the various sections and features of this site. You're encouraged to bookmark this page for a future visits.

Series Book Explanation  This section takes a look back at the changes in Grosset & Dunlap series books over the years. Starting at the turn of the century and continuing to the 1970s, you'll see the different formats used and some of the noteworthy series published.

What's New?  Conveniently see at a glance any changes to this site since your last visit. With different methods of sorting, you can see changes to just one particular section you're interested in, or any changes to the site as a whole.

Books for Sale  With hundreds of books for sale representing over fifty different juvenile series, you're bound to find many things of interest. From unique and rare volumes to bargain priced books, this section is definitely worth a visit.

Survey  Introduce yourself by answering a few questions about your series book interests and what you appreciate on this site, and also sign up for our newsletter if you like. And don't worry none of your personal information will be sold or used by anyone but us.

E-Mail Us  We're always thrilled to hear from other series book enthusiasts. Feel free to just say hello, make any comments or suggestions, or help with any information we may be missing. We do read every e-mail, and do our best to reply promptly.

Downloads  Visit this page to download series book related files for your computer. These include some of the fonts used by Grosset & Dunlap, audio files, icons, and any other items that don't fit elsewhere on the site.

Series Quiz  Test your knowledge of series books with this original 1963 Grosset & Dunlap quiz. Match the name of nineteen popular series with a brief description and photo of the stars, and find out how well you score!

Contest!  For those of you who enjoy a challenge, try our contest for a chance to win free books and related merchandise. A new contest is opened every four months, and the answers and winners are announced here at the end of each contest.

Special Offer  Sponsor a hard to find series book to be made into an electronic text available for free download on this site. Visit this page for details, and to read the books that have been produced by the program thus far.

News  Read about what's happening at the Series Bookcase. You'll find news about us, events happening around the country, and other information you should know. The current news is available on this main page, and the News section contains all past news segments.

Links  Web sites featuring series books can be found all over the Internet. Use these links to visit many of the fine sites made by other collectors from around the world. If you have a site you'd like listed, write and let us know the address.

Wanted: Series Books!  While we have a fairly large collection of books, there are always ones we're missing or need to upgrade. If you have any you'd like to sell, let us know the titles and prices you're asking, and any additional useful details.

Awards  Admire the awards various webmasters or awards programs have judged the Series Bookcase worthy of over the years. If you have an award you'd like to honor us with, I'm sure we'd be happy to accept.

Cherry Ames  Written from 194368, this was one of the most popular series for girls. It follows Cherry through her days as a nursing student, in military service, and engaged in many other nursing positions, with a sprinkling of mystery and romance as well.

Vicki Barr  This series from 194764 was written by the authors of the Cherry Ames series, and stars a mystery-loving airline stewardess. At home and abroad, these stories blend romance, adventure, and a glamorous airline career.

Connie Blair  These books feature our heroine's career in fashion and advertising, as well as solving mysteries. An interesting fact is that the name of a color was used in each of the titles of this series that lasted from 194858.

Rick Brant  The son of a famous scientist, Rick lives on Spindrift Island off the New Jersey coast. In this series that spanned 194768, Rick and his friend Scotty take part in many thrilling science-related adventures in the United States and overseas.

Biff Brewster  The son of a prominent mining engineer, Biff has the opportunity to travel with his father to exotic countries all over the world. From 196065, these volumes provided mystery, intrigue, and well researched information about the locations visited.

Christopher Cool  Taking advantage of the spy craze, this 196769 series features two college students working for the Top-Secret Educational Espionage Network, or TEEN. This unusual series comes complete with special gadgets, fast cars and fantastic plots.

Tom Corbett  This 195256 series focuses on the adventures of a group of cadets attending the famous Space Academy in the 24th century. Tom Corbett also existed as a radio and television show, comic series, and had its own line of merchandise.

Ken Holt  Starring a young reporter and his photographer friend Sandy Allen, this 194963 mystery series takes place in the northeast portion of the United States for the most part, as well as a few other locations such as Mexico.

Steve Knight  This short-lived series written in 194142 was one of many aviation related series from the time. It features the adventures of a young civilian pilot as he tries to become a US Navy flier just before and during WWII.

The Mercer Boys  The adventures of two brothers and their friend Terry are told in this 192933 series. While attending Woodcrest Military Academy or on vacation, mysteries are never far from our heroes.

Tom Quest  From the creator of the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet comes this thrilling 194755 adventure series about the son a famed explorer and his two friends an ace reporter from New York and a Texas rancher.

The Lone Ranger  One of the most famous characters in the world featured in radio, movies, television, comics, and much more was also the title character in a 193656 series of books written by his creator.

Tom Swift Jr.  These books from 195471 star the son of a famous literary character from the previous generation. This new series tells the adventures of Tom Jr. as he uses his amazing inventions for foiling villains, exploration, transportation, and much more.

Yankee Flier  This series follows a group of ace fighter pilots as they fly desperate missions against German and Japanese forces during WWII. Running from 194146, it was actually one of the few war series that continued after the end of the conflict.

Featured Series

The Connie Blair Spine Symbol

Cherry Ames

The Biff Brewster Spine Symbol

Vicki Barr

The Christopher Cool Spine Symbol

Connie Blair

The Rick Brant Symbol

Rick Brant

The Biff Brewster Spine Symbol

Biff Brewster

The Christopher Cool Spine Symbol

Christopher Cool

The Tom Corbett Spine Symbol

Tom Corbett

The Ken Holt Symbol

Ken Holt

The Steve Knight Symbol

Steve Knight

The Mercer Boys Symbol

The Mercer Boys

The Tom Quest Spine Symbol

Tom Quest

The Lone Ranger Spine Symbol

The Lone Ranger

The Tom Swift Jr. Spine Symbol

Tom Swift Jr.

The Yankee Flier Spine Symbol

Yankee Flier

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