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!
My Sweetbeeps bought me this lovely, creepy tome as a wedding gift. Who wouldn’t love a compendium of the anatomy of mystical creatures? Published by Quirk (no wonder I love this book) in 2013. ISBN: 9781594746161.