The Liberator
Boston: 9 April 1852

Extraordinary Demand for 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.'

  John P. Jewett & Co., the publishers, inform the editors of The Traveller that the demand for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is so great, that notwithstanding that three paper mills are constantly employed in making the paper, and three of Adams's power presses are kept running 24 hours per day, (Sundays only excepted,) and 100 booksellers are unceasingly plying their art, the publishers are still some thousands of copies behind their orders. Fifteen thousand have already been printed, and five thousand more will be printed this week—making 20,000 copies or 40,000 volumes, in three weeks.

  It is a powerful and intensely interesting work, and deserves the extensive circulation it is receiving.