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  1. Laszlo Krasznahorkai – The Melancholy of Resistance is an amazing and powerful book. Called by Susan Sontag “the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse” this book deserves a read!
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Creating a Book Cover

No matter what type of paper you are using, dust jacket or no dust jacket, the possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your books cover! 364 more words


Art of the Cover

As a book collector and a book seller, I have often purchased a book just because the dust jacket art caught my eye. In this terrific new book,  98 more words


A Case Against Dust Jackets

“It seems ironic—so many great, important ideas, the products of the finest minds of humanity, wrapped in pieces of whimsical, brilliantly colored paper which determines the value, rather than the quality of thought it was originally meant to protect.” – Stephen Greengard…

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Hermann Hesse

Glad to have just got in this nice batch of titles by Hermann Hesse (1877-1962). He does not need much introduction, considering the fame of numerous of his works. 13 more words

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Sometimes You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover

Way back in 2009, an observant blogger from the New York Observer noticed a “new trend” among booksellers. Rather than wrapping books in colorful paper dust jackets, some books incorporated the art directly onto their covers. 900 more words

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Great Dust Jacket Art

I have always enjoyed great dust jacket art, and a particular vintage especially. One can imagine the designer/artist sitting at a layout board with various tools, graphic elements, the colors and brushes of his or her trade. 317 more words

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