Judging A Book By Its Cover: Ghoul School

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!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

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!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Gnomes Pop-Up

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!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Sherlock Holmes Pop-Up (II)

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 week I’m featuring an awesome pop-up book that I randomly found in the bargain section of Barnes & Noble for about $6. So worth it! It contains two unabridged stories – A Scandal in Bohemia and The Blue Carbuncle – with pop-up segments and full color illustrations. It was released in 2014 by Canterbury Classics, ISBN: 9781607108979.

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alice in Wonderland (XI)

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!

Don’t think you’ve seen the last of my ever-growing Alice collection! This is one of my favorites (if you can pick from a collection that’s made entirely of favorites) and it’s a fantastic pop-up book! This is a Little Simon edition from 2003, illustrated by Robert Sabuda. It is abridged, of course but it does a wonderful job of highlighting popular parts. ISBN: 9780689847431.

This is probably my favorite part…

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Trail

First off, Happy Christmas to anyone who celebrates! I hope you receive lots of books!

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 don’t know about you, but I love pop-up books and I have a few. Trail, by David Pelham, is a fantastic, all white adventure through nature. The text is sparse, but that’s fine because the papercraft inside is fantastic and incredibly detailed. It’s from 2007, published by Little Simon, ISBN: 9781416948940. It’s just a beautiful book.

Judging A Book By Its Cover: ABC3D

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. 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 (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Book Review: Celebrity Meltdowns

Even More Outrageous Celebrity Meltdowns: Pop-up Parodies of Your Favorite Stars
By: Heather Havrilesky

My Edition:
Hardcover, 20 pages
2007, Melcher Media
ISBN: 9781595910349

I had no idea this book existed until I received it as a Christmas gift. I’m not particularly interested in celebrity gossip or scandals, but this book was intended as a gag gift and what really made me laugh is that it’s a pop-up book. I actually have a small collection of pop-up books, so it’s a quirky edition.

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