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!
This is an awesome old book of fairy tales that I adopted from my mum. It’s from the 1960s and looks like it used to be a library book, which accounts for the extra wear and tear. It has fairy tales from around the world and someday I’ll read them all!