In 1924, piano salesman Richard L. Simon and trade magazine editor M. Lincoln Schuster pooled their resources to publish a book of crossword puzzles. It was the first of its kind, and this revolutionary book was a runaway bestseller. 

100 years later, Simon & Schuster continues to publish books that challenge the status quo and create excitement among readers of all ages. From Gatsby’s green light to the grand lobby of the Plaza Hotel and the little girl who lives there, every page in a Simon & Schuster title carries a piece of their history. 

In honor of this momentous anniversary, Simon & Schuster is celebrating with two collections of iconic titles and authors that define their legacy as a literary powerhouse.  

Simon & Schuster Centennial Celebration Collections 

The Simon & Schuster 100 

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Titles from history that represent the breadth and depth of Simon & Schuster’s publishing across genres, imprints and borders. In this collection you’ll find stories that have sparked revolutions, challenged norms, literary friendships, unexpected journeys, and characters who linger long after the final page. 

Between April 1 and April 30, titles in the Simon & Schuster 100 list will be available in the popular OverDrive MAX lending model. With each MAX title, the cost to serve each reader is typically the lowest available cost for libraries for lending the ebook or audiobook. Be sure to check back on April 1, 2024 to take advantage of this exciting promotion from Simon & Schuster! Learn more about OverDrive MAX here.

Author! Author! 

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In addition to the Simon & Schuster 100, this collection highlights voices that resonate across generations and are being celebrated during Simon & Schuster’s 100 year anniversary. Dive into the gripping thrillers of Brad Thor, explore the poignant narratives of Jeannette Walls, and experience the lyrical prose of Jesmyn Ward—all in celebration of Simon & Schuster’s century-long commitment to exceptional storytelling. 

About the author: Jill Grunenwald is a Marketing & Communications Specialist on the North America Public Library Marketing Team. A former librarian, she joined OverDrive in 2015. Outside of the office she can be found writing, hanging out with her cats, collecting more Tarot decks than she has room for, and playing competitive pinball. Her favorite genre is something she calls “Murder at an educational institution that involves a close-knit group of suspicious characters.”