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Book-of-the-Month Club

P.O. Box 916400

Rantoul, Illinois 61866

United States

Company Description

Get 4 Books for $1 plus a free gift with membership in Book-of-the-Month Club. ... more

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Employment History

ChairmanBook-of-the-Month Club , Inc.


Scherman Foundation Inc


Little Leather Library


The US Book-of-the-Month Club

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First conceived in New York City ... [cached]

First conceived in New York City by brothers and bookshop owners Charles and Albert Boni, the firm came to reality with the help of Max Sackheim and Harry Scherman, two advertising executives the brothers approached.

Scherman later went on to found the Book-of-the-Month Club in 1926.

History and Mission | The Scherman Foundation [cached]

Harry Scherman

Harry Scherman
The Scherman Foundation nurtures excellent nonprofit organizations and leaders in the fields of community development, environment, reproductive justice, human rights, the arts, and governmental accountability by providing long-term general operating support. It particularly values policy advocacy and grassroots organizing, believing that an engaged population creates multiple paths to equitable, sustainable, and structural social change. The Foundation has a special commitment to New York City, while also funding nationally and, in limited instances, internationally.
The Foundation was created in 1941 by Harry Scherman, founder of the Book-of-the-Month Club, as a small family foundation with average annual giving of about $100,000. He led the Foundation for almost 30 years, providing critical support to a broad range of organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Young Concert Artists, Mannes College of Music, the Little Orchestra Society, the New York Public Library, and several Jewish philanthropies.
Upon his death in 1969, Axel Rosin, the husband of Katharine Scherman Rosin, Harry Scherman's daughter, became President of the Foundation.
A portion of the merger proceeds went to the Foundation, as did substantial bequests from Harry Scherman, his wife Bernardine, and their son Tom Scherman, increasing its endowment and annual giving ten-fold.

In 1926, Harry Scherman ... [cached]

In 1926, Harry Scherman founded the Book-of-the-Month-Club and in 1927 the Literary Guild was founded, both of which distributed book selections to thousands of members by mail."

BOMC March 1939 Brochure [cached]

Interesting to note this earlier ML-BOMC tie -in: Albert Boni worked with Harry Scherman to create the Little Leather Library in 1915.

Boni went on to create The Modern Library with Horace Liveright in 1917, and Scherman went on to create the Book-Of-The-Month club in 1926.

Publication of Hiroshima in The New Yorker [cached]

Harry Scherman, the club's director, said "we find it hard to conceive of anything being written that could be of more importance at this moment to the human race.

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