Looking to add a little extra wow to your bookshelf or desk, or searching for a nice set of books to gift? Check out the beautiful, creative book covers from Juniper Books. I first discovered their “Read Me” classics set (on the top shelf in their photo above) a few years ago; the set includes works by Dostoyevsky, Hugo, Dumas, and Poe. A few other of my favorites are below, but they have dozens to choose from, including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. For a couple of popular series, you can purchase the book jackets alone. They also do custom projects, which look amazing!
If you love interesting bookshelves, I recommend Bookshelf, by Alex Johnson. Lots of unusual and interesting bookshelves.
I found these pretty covers on The Book Cover Archive. They were designed by Gabrielle Wilson and published by the Poetry Society of America.
Making our bookshelves prettier one cloth-bound book at a time, Coralie Bickford-Smith is known for her beautiful cover designs. The Penguin Books cover designer has turned out yet another stunning set of book covers, illustrating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s works in eye-catching patterns and metallics. I can’t wait to get them! For some other examples of Coralie’s work, check out the posts here and here. Or go straight to her website. You can also shop her other titles here. Happy hunting!
It’s no secret that I like pretty books (see here and here). So I was obviously delighted to find that Faber & Faber has released another beautiful set of hardbacks. The six poetry books from the Faber Poetry Collection 2010 are:
- Ariel by Sylvia Plath (cover illustration by Sarah Young)
- Dart by Alice Oswald (cover illustration by Jonathan Gibbs)
- Kid by Simon Armitage (cover illustration by Peter Clayton)
- Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis by Wendy Cope (cover illustration by Ed Kluz)
- Nil, Nil by Don Paterson (cover illustration by Charles Shearer)
- The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin (cover illustration by Michael Kirkman)