[Ads-l] dime-store novel

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 15:38:37 EST 2019


I meant it as a currently relevant sense, not an etymology.

Mark Mandel


On Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 12:34 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
wrote:

> My own reaction to it was/is that it alluded to the swiveling racks of
> paperback mysteries and sci-fi once found in dime stores (Woolworth's and
> Lamston's were my favorites).
>
> They were found elsewhere, of course.  But if you're going to rationalize
> the "dime" in "dime novel," "dime-store" seems like a good way to do it.
>
> JL
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 10:34 AM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > As "only worth a dime".
> >
> > Mark
>
>

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