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Buy Gamelife: A Memoir by Michael W. Clune and Read this Book on Kobo's Free Apps. Discover Kobo's Vast Collection of Ebooks and Audiobooks Today - Over 4 Million Titles! Best Book Covers, Beautiful Book Covers, Book Cover Design, Book Design, New Books, Good Books, Vincennes University, Michael Morris, Minimalist Book

Book Covers of Note January 2016

Oof. Hello, January. This is all rather soon isn’t it? But here we are, a new month, and another selection of new book covers (with a few ‘old’ ones that I missed in the excitemen…

Hans Christian Andersen's magical tale of friendship and adventure is retold through the beautiful and intricate illustrations of Finnish illustrator Sanna Annukka. Cloth-bound in deep blue, with silver foil embellishments, The Snow Queen is a unique w Best Christmas Books, Christmas Fun, Xmas, Illustrator, Classic Fairy Tales, Hans Christian, Book Projects, Snow Queen, Grafik Design

Book Covers of Note January 2016

Oof. Hello, January. This is all rather soon isn’t it? But here we are, a new month, and another selection of new book covers (with a few ‘old’ ones that I missed in the excitemen…

Read "This Close Stories" by Jessica Francis Kane available from Rakuten Kobo. This Close, a graceful, moving new collection by the author of The Report *An NPR and Flavorwire Best Book of the Year *.

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This Close by Jessica Francis (Graywolf Press)

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Books/Penguin Random House) is a finalist for the 2015 National Book Awards (book cover image). The book is available on Bookshare in accessible digital formats for U. readers with print disabilities. Great Books, New Books, Books To Read, Books 2016, Lauren Groff, Fates And Furies, Best Fiction Books, Literary Fiction, Literary Characters

Book Covers of Note October 2015

A little bit later than scheduled, here is my October selection of book covers. There are three from Verso, and two by James Paul Jones, but I think it’s still another month of interesting, d…

Read "The Rise Of The Novel Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding" by Ian Watt available from Rakuten Kobo. This is the story of a most ingenious invention: the novel. Desribed for the first time in The Rise of The Novel, Ian Wa. Victorian Literature, British Literature, Book Cover Design, Book Design, Geoffrey Hughes, Tapas, English Novels, Daniel Defoe, Romantic Period

Book Covers of Note October 2015

A little bit later than scheduled, here is my October selection of book covers. There are three from Verso, and two by James Paul Jones, but I think it’s still another month of interesting, d…

The book cover of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ is here! Amidst all of the waiting and excitement for Harper Lee’s upcoming book “Go Set a Watchman,” publisher HarperCollins has recently released. New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Ernst Hemingway, Book Libros, Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird, Reading Lists, Book Lists

Go Set A Watchman

This post was updated April 4, 2015 with additional illustrations and commentary. Earlier this week, the US and UK covers for the new Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, were revealed online to gr…

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. Books You Should Read, Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, New York Times, New Books, Good Books, Fallen Book, Beautiful Book Covers

The Casual Optimist

Book covers, design inspiration, comics, literature, publishing, and pop culture: The Casual Optimist is a blog by Dan Wagstaff.

Amnesia by Peter Carey. Cover design by Alex Kirby. Best Book Covers, Beautiful Book Covers, Book Cover Design, Book Design, Layout Design, Design Design, Print Design, Book Posters, Retro Posters

Book Covers of Note November 2014

This is the last of the monthly cover round-ups for 2014, and I have a lot to cram in before I start on my big end of year list, so it’s a bit of corker (if I do say so myself) with lots of g…

Booktopia has The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Rabbit Back Literature Society online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Reading Lists, Book Lists, Books To Read, My Books, Blue Books, Page Turner, Reading Challenge, Book Cover Design, Reading

Book Covers of Note November 2014

This is the last of the monthly cover round-ups for 2014, and I have a lot to cram in before I start on my big end of year list, so it’s a bit of corker (if I do say so myself) with lots of g…

A cover for Biz Stone, things a little bird told me. Best Book Covers, Book Cover Art, Book Cover Design, Book Design, Cool Books, Book Jacket, Career Inspiration, Design Inspiration, Publication Design

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An unused hand-drawn version of Biz Stone’s (Twitter Co-Founder) new book—before switching to a photograph and different style lettering.