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 do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
The folks at Bloomsbury sent me a finished copy of The Bedlam Stacks and I was incredibly excited because even after receiving an ARC, I was planning on buying the finished copy – these books are too beautifully designed to pass up! This was published in 2017 with illustrations by Emily Faccini and cover design by David Mann, ISBN: 9781620409671.