Cover to Cover
Those who know me, know that I am a person who loves a book with great content: tales, photographs, instructions or histories. If the content is engaging or informative, I am satisfied. But my guilty pleasure is a really amazing book cover. Call me superficial, but I often do judge books by their covers and I’ve been known to buy a book simply because the cover is so spectacular. The best examples of exceptional cover art are often found at flea markets and used book stores. Many older books have covers that are beautifully illustrated, embossed or embroidered and, frequently, the designs are irresistibly whimsical or campy. It may sound trite, but they rarely do make them like they used to. I’ve selected five book covers that I wish were in my collection. (If you see any of these, let me know immediately!) Is there a book cover that you find particularly enchanting?