The Nightstand Reader Series Self-published by Mark Gilroy Creative in 2002 – with a new publishing partnership to be announced soon!
A collection of classic writings, mixing short stories, poetry, inspiring speeches and quotes, and humorous insights on the fine – but far from lost – art of reading. Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost, Louisa May Alcott, Winston Churchill, Willa Cather, Jack London, Martin Luther King Jr., William Shakespeare, the Holy Bible, and many other sources were used to create this truly unique and enjoyable selection of nighttime reading. Bound in an exquisite bonded leather case, with a custom glossy full color illustration “tipped on” the cover. Four raised hubs on the spine, classic rough cut edges, generous gold stamping, and a silky ribbon marker complete the impressive packaging. The Nightstand Reader is perfect as a gift or self-purchase for anyone who loves to indulge themselves with a few moments of great reading before retiring for the night.
Cover design and illustration by Mick Thurber.
Christina Honea served as managing editor.
The series was carried by a mass market retail chain for three Christmas seasons.
Illustrations for the children’s edition by Karen Eland.