This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
It’s that time again – where you wonder just how many copies of the same damn book I have! This is my latest addition to my Alice hoard and I couldn’t resist it at a mere $10! It’s a Barnes and Noble edition, leatherbound (or whatever material is close to that), with colored end-papers and illustrations by Tenniel. It’s soft and lovely and I’m glad to own it.