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!
I loved Wicked (and would love to re-read it, especially because I need to read the last book in the series, Out of Oz) and when a friend of mine said she didn’t want her deluxe edition, I was so happy to adopt it! I’d love it if Barens and Noble could combine the other two novels in the series in another leatherbound edition so I could have a set. This edition is from 2008, ISBN: 9781435110304.