Author J.D. Salinger was a notoriously inaccessible person. But, his books are about to be much more within reach. In celebration of his birth and contributions to literature, publisher Little, Brown and Company announced on Sunday that they’ll be digitally releasing all of Salinger’s books.
The Salinger family had been holding out on releasing the author’s books in digital format, due to Salinger’s love for a physical book. But, due to high demand and the fact that some people with disabilities can only use an e-reader… they’ve changed their tune.
Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam, and Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction will all get digital release this Tuesday, August 13th. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the author’s son, Matt Salinger said, “unpublished work by his late father will be coming out, but added that any publication of new works may be years away.” We can wait.