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The Magic of Book Covers

I love books almost as much for their book covers as I do their actual books. A well-designed book cover matches the intent and spirit of the story, and can often enhance the experience of reading it.

Below, I've listed a few places that collect beautiful, gorgeous book covers.

The Book Cover Archive

The Book Cover Archive The Book Cover Archive, for the appreciation and categorization of excellence in book cover design.

The Magic of Book Covers Talking Covers is a blog devoted to analyzing book covers and their designs.

Cover Browser

Cover Browser Explore galleries of 450,000+ covers, from comic books to pulp to magazines

The 50 Coolest Book Covers Ever - Entertainment - ShortList Magazine

The 50 Coolest Book Covers Ever - Entertainment - ShortList Magazine The 50 Coolest Book Covers-

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I agree. Covers play a big part in whether I pick out the book from a shelf of many other books at the store, or online. They have to appeal to you in some way so that you go on to the next step and read the summary. And don't forget the part of the cover that's over the fold. With books stacked side-by-side, their faces pressed against each other so you can't see them, the fold has to appeal too. And then there's the odd time when you take a break from reading and just stare at the cover for a while, adrift in its imagery.

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