#TBT: 1963

Popular Books Published in 1963

Planet of the Apes / Pierre Boulle

A scientist and a journalist become locked in a struggle for survival on a planet where men and apes have exchanged roles. (PBK BOULLE)


Clifford, the Big Red Dog / Norman Bridwell

Emily Elizabeth describes the activities she enjoys with her very big, very red dog and how they take care of each other. (E BRIDWELL)


The Feminine Mystique / Betty Friedan

Views the distorted image of women that prevailed from the end of the Second World War through the early sixties and reflects upon changes. (396 FRI)


The Spy Who Came In From the Cold / John Le Carre

Secret agent Leamas is on a mission in East Berlin, but he has doubts about the organization he serves. (FIC LE CARRE)


Never Cry Wolf / Farley Mowat

Farley Mowat’s true story of life among Artic wolves as a naturalist with the Canadian Wildlife Service. (599.773 MOW)


Amelia Bedelia / Peggy Parish

A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions. (ER 3 PARISH)


The Bell Jar / Sylvia Plath

Presents the American poet’s semi-autobiographical account of Esther Greenwood, a talented writer who struggles for intimacy and meaning in her artist life. (FIC PLATH)


Where the Wild Things Are / Maurice Sendak

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. (E SENDAK)


Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective / Donald Sobol

Ten-year-old Leroy Brown, son of the police chief of Idaville, opens a detective agency and before the summer is over solves nine baffling cases, the solutions to which are found in the back of the book. (J PBK SOBOL)


Cat’s Cradle / Kurt Vonnegut

A young writer decides to interview the children of a scientist primarily responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. (FIC VONNEGUT)



Did you know?The price of a postage stamp in 1963 was 5 cents. 

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