Welcome to The Collins Library

McSweeney Books presents The Collins Library, a reprint series of rare & out-of-print books. Each volume comes newly edited and with a preface written by series editor Paul Collins. You may find The Collins Library collection at, independent retailers and the McSweeney Bookstores in San Francisco & New York.

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Recent Events


The latest entry into The Collins Collection is now available in stores and over Amazon.

Reading The Nasty

Today's Indepenent of London announced that Cambridge will be opening its famed Tower of Nasty Bits to the public.

The Abandoned Journal

Strange things always surface on eBay; today I found a listing for an abandoned journal of a homeless man, dating back to 1980.