Dr. Robert DeMott's seminal work, Steinbeck's Reading: A Catalogue of Books Owned and Borrowed, is available below as PDFs, by permission of the author. This work has been a major resource for Steinbeck researchers and students since it was first published by Garland in 1984. Unfortunately, Steinbeck's Reading is no longer in print. In the interest of making this important work more available to the public, Dr. DeMott proposed to the Center that its web-site host the book in digital form. The Center is honored to do so.
Steinbeck in Budapest, Hungary in 1963, autographing books at a book shop.
Each link below goes to a section of the book and will open in your browser as a searchable
PDF. To expedite loading, these PDFs are generally less than 15 pages long. Note that
Dr. DeMott has written a New Preface [pdf].