Book covers around the world: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post presents book covers of Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. As it is a well-known classic all around the world, this book has such diverse book covers! It was difficult to choose the most interesting ones, you’ll see there are more examples than usually included in … Continue reading Book covers around the world: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Collection of resources for book cover enthusiasts – initiatives, videos, and a book

The concept of book covers fascinates me from multiple perspectives. Whether it's about synthesizing the key aspect of a story, balancing mystery and clarity, or reinventing the public perception on a classic story, the book cover is an essential component of the book as a whole. During my research about book covers I discovered resources … Continue reading Collection of resources for book cover enthusiasts – initiatives, videos, and a book

Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

Recovering the Classics is a project that crowdsourced new cover designs for classic books, "with the goal of reviving the canon for a new generation of readers" (Vatner, 2016). It was launched in 2013 and I think it ended in 2016  - unfortunately, their website is not available anymore, but I managed to find other sources … Continue reading Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations

Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! This post is about the book covers of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. As it is one of my favourite books and it also achieved a high level of popularity all around the globe, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated in different parts of … Continue reading Book covers around the world: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Book covers around the world: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! In this post we are talking about the book covers of "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood. As I greatly enjoyed reading this book and it has received a lot of media attention lately, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated around the world. It … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book covers around the world: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! In this post we talk about the book covers of The Book of Mirrors by E.O.Chirovici, an international bestseller published in 38 countries (Twitter/EugenOChirovici). As I greatly enjoyed reading this book, I was really curious how its covers were illustrated around the world and I made a … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici

Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately, the answer is "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

What do you get when you combine enthusiasm for book covers with desire to travel? You guessed: book covers around the world! Few weeks ago I read "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and I also wrote a book review for Steinebeck's novella. Being a very well-known book, the book has been translated in many languages ... each translation having … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you

Whether we like it or not, we do judge books by their covers. But how would you feel if you were judged by a book? Well, someone thought about the same question and actually implemented a system to help find the answer. The Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker beautifully combined technology and books, creating a book … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book cover that judges you