Harlequin

Harlequin was started in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1949.  At first they published only reprints, but soon started publishing paperback originals, including Brian Moore's first two books.  They published a wide variety of subject matter, including science fiction, mystery, western, historicals, cookbooks.  etc.   

In the late 1950's, they began the transition to the romance novel publisher we know them as today, when they acquired North American rights to the British Mills & Boon romance books. 1960 saw only a handful of non-romance title being published, and by 1963, they were publishing ONLY romances.   In 1971, their success allowed them to purchase Mills & Boon.

Harlequin started their numbering with #1, and those collectors not into the romance titles generally consider the first 500 titles as the collectible ones, with a handful of titles higher than that number not being romance.  For those who ARE into romance, #500 is a good starting point, with perhaps a few dozen romances published prior to that date.

Over the years, Harlequin has also experimented with other publishing lines, including Laser (science fiction), Raven House (mystery), Gold Eagle (adventure series), Worldwide Library (mystery), etc.


Winspear, Violet -  Court of the Veils

Winspear, Violet - Court of the Veils

Mass market paperback. Condition: Good. Published by Harlequin 1969, 1st thus.(1267) (Spine and cover creases, previous owner's initials, on front cover, long tear along back of spine. There is s..

$13.49

Winspear, Violet - The Castle of the Seven Lilacs

Winspear, Violet - The Castle of the Seven Lilacs

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Harlequin 1971, 1st thus.(1514) (Spine and cover creases.) , by Violet Winspear. ... [Romance]..

$33.26

Winspear, Violet - The Pagan Island

Winspear, Violet - The Pagan Island

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near fine. Published by Harlequin 1972, 1st thus.(1616) , by Violet Winspear. ... [Romance]..

$13.49

Wyndham, Esther   (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.)  -  Tiger Hall

Wyndham, Esther (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.) - Tiger Hall

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Harlequin 1965, 1st thus.(936) (Previous owner's label.) , by Esther Wyndham. Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens. ... [Romance]..

$13.49

Wyndham, Esther   (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.)  - The House of Discontent

Wyndham, Esther (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.) - The House of Discontent

Mass market paperback. Condition: Very good. Published by Harlequin 1966, 1st thus.(1024) (No ownership markings, faint reading crease, faint spine slant. Would be near fine if not for a musty od..

$13.72

Wyndham, Esther   (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.)  - The House of Discontent

Wyndham, Esther (Pseudonym of Mary Lutyens.) - The House of Discontent

Mass market paperback. Condition: Near very good. Published by Harlequin 1966, 1st thus.(1024) (There is some separating at the base of the spine, cover creases, black marker on spine, previous ow..

$13.49

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