Many thanks to the readers who have shared information with me. Here is the latest on a few Bibles that have either just released or are coming soon:
Knox Bible in Flexible Genuine Leather
Baronius Press has released a flexible leather edition of the Knox Bible at an MSRP of $59.95. For several years, they have produced a leather-wrapped hardcover edition for the same price. In a recent comment, Tim in Miami reported that the layout is identical to the hardcover edition. The leather is thin and somewhat stiff, but he finds it far more pleasant to handle than the hardcover edition. Baronius also does not include Msgr. Ronald Knox’s small paperback On Englishing the Bible with the flexible leather Bible (it is included with the leather-wrapped hardcover).
New Thinline NRSV-CE from Catholic Bible Press
Thomas Nelson’s Catholic Bible Press is about to release a new thinline NRSV-CE in brown genuine leather. It was previously published in three leathersoft colors last year. The text will be typeset in 10-point NRSV Comfort Print font (a half point larger than the text in their Personal Size Edition, which I reviewed here). Otherwise, many features of the Personal Size Edition will be available in the thinline: sewn binding, gilded page edges, two ribbon markers, color maps, deuterocanonical books arranged in traditional Catholic order, anglicized NRSV text.
The genuine leather edition is currently available for pre-order from Amazon for $99.99, but I would recommend either waiting or ordering through ChristianBook, where orders are available for $67.99. The leathersoft editions retail for less than $30 on ChristianBook, which is an excellent value. Leathersoft covers from Catholic Bible Press are some of the best imitation leather covers I’ve seen.
RNJB Reader’s Edition Delayed
The Revised New Jerusalem Bible (RNJB) reader’s edition (which was originally scheduled for publication in June) is now scheduled to be released this month. The UK publisher, Darton, Longman, and Todd, is accepting pre-orders on their website. It will also be available through Book Depository. Pre-orders will likely become available at Book Depository once they have a confirmed publication date from the publisher. The reader’s edition will feature single-column text in poetry books (like the Psalms) and double-column text in the prose books. I suspect it will also feature fewer footnotes if the publisher follows the same format as previous reader’s editions of the Jerusalem Bible (JB) and New Jerusalem Bible (NJB).