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Thirty Years of Cover Designs for The Handmaid’s Tale

In the 30+ years since Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was published, this dystopian classic has been through more cover re-designs than you might think. What comes to mind for most of us is the image of a woman in red, wearing that unsettlingly sharp white cap, dwarfed by an enormous wall. 581 more words

Banned Books

French Semi-Transparent Dust-Jackets

A guest post from Mark Godburn

I would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of the common 19th and early 20th century French books in bound wrappers which are often found with semi-transparent dust-jackets. 235 more words


Looking for Books from Tulkens in Brussels

A guest-post and a request for help from Mark R. Godburn, author of “Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets” (Private Libraries Association & Oak Knoll Press, 2016).

When the Tulkens bookshop in Brussels closed in 2008, there were thousands of books in storage that were a century or more old but still in new condition. 254 more words


Dust Jackets- Why bother?

As I mentioned in my previous post I’m reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The version of the book I have is the all in one hard back edition shown above. 92 more words

Book Discussions

The Happy Hollisters

Just recently I found the last books that I was looking for to complete one of the series of books that I am collecting.

Last June I found… 355 more words