Book League Of America
The Book League of America, Inc. was a US book publisher and mail order book sales club established in 1930, a few years after the Book of the Month Club. Its founder was Lawrence Lamm, previously an editor at Macmillan. The company was located at 100 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York in a 240,000-square-foot (22,000 m2) office building that was constructed in 1906. It printed and distributed a variety of volumes in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. A victim of the Great Depression, the Book League of America was sold to Doubleday in 1936.
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—Bible: Hebrew Psalms, 116:15.
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