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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!
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!
Have you ever gotten a raised eyebrow from a stranger on a bus or in a cafe over your book choice? Now you can disguise your guilty reading pleasures with the “Reading List” series of book jackets by Book City Jackets ($12 for set of 3.) You’ll never have to worry about Twilight judgement again.
The Masque of the Red Death, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith; Summer in Algiers, by Albert Camus, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith; The Virgin of the Seven Daggers, book cover by Coralie Bickford-Smith
I’m still trying to figure out what to do with a lot of blank wall space in my apartment, so I’ve been doing some more hunting for prints of book covers. Some of my favorite book posters from art.com this round are below.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (love that deep crimson color!), Around the World in Eighty Days, Paradise Lost by John Milton, Title page of the first edition of Les Miserables by Victor , One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezHugo
Those pretty covers of the Whites Books I posted on Wednesday got me thinking about book covers. Turns out there is a book cover archive, a website entirely devoted to cataloging books covers for your viewing pleasure. It’s really fun/addicting to browse through. I was also hunting around art.com and I found some great prints of book covers. In general, so many of the book cover prints on the site have wonderfully bright colors. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a few favorites on the wall? I’m currently on a quest to prettify quite a bit of blank wall space in my apartment, and these could do quite nicely. I like the idea of putting them in a hallway, so it will be like perusing a bookshelf as you walk past. I was never a huge fan of The Great Gatsby actually, but that cover is so pretty I might have to give it a second chance!