NYRB Classics

New York Review Books Classics Collection

Scope | Size | Marking |  Classification | Subjects


NYRB Classics reprints non-fiction and fiction from the 19th century to the present. The titles are an eclectic mix of topics and genres. Each title has an introduction by a prominent writer, scholar, or critic of today. For more information on the series, please see the website. New imprints will be added as they are published.


There are no size boundaries since this collection is going to LSF.

Marking and call tags/labels

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for the New York Review Books Classics Collection.

  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on verso of last page, lower right hand corner, when there is no bookplate. The lower left hand corner is the alternate location when the lower right hand corner is unusable.
  3. If the last page is unmarkable (e.g. too dark or shiny or filled with text or illustrations), mark the verso of the first usable page from the end.

Note: Do not mark call number on original wrappers. Do not print call tags since the collection is going to LSF.


The New York Review Books classics collection is part of the Yale Collection of American Literature and is classed as a name collection and uses a sequential number.

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Special notes, series, subjects and tracings

  • Make a series tracing for New York Review Books classics.
  • Make access points for editors and authors of introductions.
  • Make topical subject and genre headings as appropriate.