Who Says You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover?

We all know the old adage, but in these heady days of print vs e-media, one of the great pleasures of reading print is appreciating the artistry that goes into book design.  There are many publishers, authors, editors, and designers who celebrate the many considerations that go into the presentation of a print book.  Look anywhere on the internet and you'll find designers who have made remakes of Penguin Classics books, movies, and more. 

Here are a few great, recent book covers.  Feel free to leave a comment if you've read the book and enjoyed it, or leave a comment about your own favorite book cover.


Lost at Sea Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
The Last Viking All Men Are Liars
Building Stories Periodic Tales : A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc
Where'd You Go, Bernadette \ Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
HHhH Bring up the Bodies

Not to be outdone, here are some wonderfully new children's books with great illustations or covers.

And Then It's Spring



Nighttime Ninja


Little Bird


Zombie Makers: True Stories Of Nature's Undead