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 the lovely 150th anniversary edition from the Penguin Deluxe line. It’s smooth and creepy and has deckle edges and weird images and I love it. ISBN: 9780143107620.