"Man overbored? Toss him a good book!"--and other charming slogans that once encouraged the public to read

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Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we've previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the WPA era.

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