My Collection of Books by Everyman's Library

Everyman's Library Cloth Binding Color Codes

What the Color of Your Favorite Everyman's Book Means

Each Everyman's Library book has a colored cloth binding denoting the period of the work:

  • Scarlet - Contemporary Classics
  • Navy - 20th Century
  • Burgundy - Victorian Literature/19th Century
  • Dark Green - Pre-Victorian/Romantic/18th Century
  • Light Blue - 17th Century and Earlier
  • Celadon Green - Non-Western Classics
  • Mauve - Ancient Classics
  • Sand - Poetry

The above information relating to the colored cloth binding of Everyman's Library books is 100% resourced from Random House’s Everyman’s Library page, found immediately below: