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).

Dan Kavanagh Photo | Rate Card (London Review of Books, 1989)


Notes on this item: Dan Kavanagh Photo. Advertisement Rate Card, London Review of Books, 1989. 20.9 x 14.8 cm.

This London Review of Books advertisement rate card features a photo of Dan Kavanagh (Julian Barnes’s pseudonym) by Tim O’Sullivan.

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Jonathan Cape, 1989; Promotional Poster)


Notes on this item: Promotional Poster for A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Jonathan Cape, 1989.

Large format promotional poster featuring the cover art for the Jonathan Cape edition of Julian Barnes’s novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters.

Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time (Atlas, 2016; Promotional Poster)


Notes on this item: Promotional poster for Het tumult van de tijd | The Noise of Time issued by Atlas in 2016. Julian Barnes traveled to several bookstores to promote the Dutch edition of his novel, and this poster was taken from one of the bookstores. 38.5 x 27.3 cm. (Dutch).

Postcard | Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984)


Notes on this item: Postcard promoting Julian Barnes’s novel Flaubert’s Parrot (Jonathan Cape, 1984). The postcard features a black and white reproduction of David Hockney’s Felicité Sleeping.

Promotional Placard | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Alfred A. Knopf, 1989)


Notes on this item: Promotional placard advertising Julian Barnes’s novel A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (43 x 33 cm.).

This advertisement was intended to stand on display in a book store upon the publication of the novel by Alfred A. Knopf in 1989. The advertisement was acquired by a book store employee who kept it in storage for 20+ years before selling it.

Julian Barnes states that he used to have a copy of this placard in his study, but it remains unclear exactly how many placards were produced for promotional purposes.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters (Haffmans Verlag, 1990; German; Promotional Excerpt)


Notes on this edition: Eine Geschichte der Welt in 10½ Kapiteln | A History of the World in 10½ Chapters. Zürich: Haffmans Verlag, 1990. Pp. 103 [104]. 21.5 x 13.2 cm. Translated by Gertraude Krueger. ISBN: 3251001620. (German).

Paperback, promotional excerpt from the novel. Published the same year as the first German hardback (1990), this exemplar does not reprint the entire text, but has the same ISBN.