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THE TRAIN, THE OASIS, & THE DEVIL IN THE FLESH

The Neversink Library from Melville House has taken over the Queen West store


The Neversink Library champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored. They are issued in handsome, well-designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing from one reader to another—and further enriching our culture.

“Melville House’s name for its line of paperback reprints, Neversink Library, is not only apt (the idea being that these books are too good to sink into oblivion) but also loyal. It comes from Herman Melville’s novel White Jacket, where the ship on which the action takes place is called the Neversink, and opposite each title page in the new series is a quotation from that novel on the value of books that ‘pretend to little, but abound in much.’” 
—The Washington Post

”Melville House … has been producing, alongside new offerings, a delightful line called The Neversink Library. Out-of-print works, now in the public domain, are resuscitated as slim paperbacks.” 
—The Millions