Death | Promotional Copy (Vintage Minis, 2017)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Death. London: Vintage Minis, 2017. Pp. 106 + [18]. 17.8 x 11 cm. ISBN: 9781784872601.

Julian Barnes has inscribed this copy to his bibliographer with the information that “this is one of 1000 pre-publication promotional copies” distributed several months prior to the official publication. Barnes also states the printing will be clearer in the final edition.

Love, etc. | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Love, etc. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated January 2001.

El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time | Blank Notebook (Anagrama, 2016; Spanish)


Notes on this item: Julian Barnes. El ruido del tiempo | The Noise of Time. Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 2016. 14 x 9 cm. (Spanish).

Blank notebook distributed by Anagrama as a promotional item related to the Spanish translation of The Noise of Time

Promotional Book Bag (Denoël, undated)


Notes on this item: Promotional book bag produced by Denoël, Julian Barnes’s French publisher. The bag features a large number of reproduced author signatures, including one by Barnes: “J.P. Barnes” (bottom center).

The bag is undated.

Through the Window | Promotional Flyer (Vintage, 2012)


Notes on this edition: Julian Barnes. Through the Window. New York: Vintage, 2012.  35.6 x 21.6 cm.

Promotional flyer for Julian Barnes’s collection of essays scheduled to be published on 20 November 2012.

Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture. | Promotional Flyer (Freedom from Torture, 2014)


Notes on this item: Promotional flyer promoting “Writers Putting a Full Stop to Torture,” an event in support of Freedom from Torture, 20 November 2014. Julian Barnes headlined the event with a reading. 21 x 14.8 cm.

Arthur & George | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005)


Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. Letter accompanying the promotional material is dated December 2005.

Promotional Brochure for Rejacketed Paperbacks (Picador, 2005)


Notes on this item: Promotional pamphlet for rejacketed Picador paperbacks, 2005. 29.7 x 21 cm.

When Picador published the first U.K. paperback of Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table, they also reissued their backlog of Barnes’s titles with new cover art. This brochure publicizes the new cover art.

The Sense of an Ending | Postcard (Jonathan Cape, 2011; 2nd State)


Notes on this item: Promotional postcard for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Created by Jonathan Cape in 2011.

Julian Barnes has written to the back of the postcard indicating this is the “2nd State” postcard. The first state postcard was dated 29 November 2011.

The Sense of an Ending | Postcard (Jonathan Cape, 2011; 1st State)


Notes on this item: Promotional postcard for The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Created by Jonathan Cape in 2011.

Julian Barnes has written to the back of the postcard indicating this is the “1st State” (dated 29 November 2011).