How to Live on Love


The paperback pulp romance—birthed in the 1930s, but arguably at its height during the middle of the century—exists at a unique intersection of smut and chastity. How to Live on Love dives into the peculiar and unexplored typography of the romance and erotic paperback genre. This riso-printed compendium features an essay on the history and design of romance novels, as well as a wide assortment of lettering samples pulled from erotic pulp covers spanning 1950–1980.

Mark you calendar for May 21 when we’ll host the Boston Book Launch for this title.

  • Author: Elizabeth Goodspeed
  • Size: 8.25 × 9.5 inches 
  • Pages: 32
  • Binding: Pamphlet 
  • Publisher: High Tide, 2023