New American Library (Signet)

New American Library (Signet)
144 items and 11 series


The New American Library (NAL) is an American publisher based in New York, founded in 1948. Its initial focus was affordable paperback reprints of classics and scholarly works, as well as popular and pulp fiction but now publishes trade and hardcover titles. It is currently an imprint of Penguin Random House; it was announced in 2015 that the imprint would publish only nonfiction titles.

Series past and present have included:

  • Meridian
  • Mentor Books, (mostly) non-fiction (with the slogan, "Good reading for the millions")
  • Mentor-Omega, featuring Catholic philosophers
  • Mentor Executive Library, for businesspeople
  • NAL Trade
  • Plume
  • Signet Books
  • Signet Classics, paperback reprints of classics from Giovanni Boccaccio to Sinclair Lewis, accompanied by introductions and in newer editions, afterwords.
  • Signet Fiction
  • Signet Science
  • Signet Key, for young readers ages 10 to 14.

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Listed items from New American Library (Signet)

MAD Paperbacks • USA • 1st Edition - New York
MAD Paperbacks Don Martin • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Dave Berg MAD paperbacks • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Spy vs. Spy paperbacks by Antonio Prohias • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Al Jaffee MAD paperbacks • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Sergio Aragonés MAD paperbacks • USA • 1st Edition - New York
MAD Paperbacks • Great Britain • 1st Edition
MAD paperback collections • USA • 1st Edition - New York
Jewelry, Pins and Buttons • USA
Al Jaffee paperbacks • USA
Miscellaneous MAD Related Stuff • USA