In an alternate universe, I work with books, and spend a lot of time reading them, looking at them, stroking them, er, well perhaps not quite stroking them, but handling them, certainly. If it sounds dodgy, it probably is. I am a book fetishist. And a fair portion of this fetish is focused on book covers. I know I’m not alone as there are whole blogs out there (like here, here or here) devoted to nothing but covers (and whole design departments devoted to them, too).
As I scour the op shops of Melbourne, collecting useless knick-knacks and slightly-too-large clothes, I try to document any great book covers I see, since I can’t buy them all (the spirit is willing, but the wallet is weak). Here are some great covers I spotted in an op shop in Flinders, on the Mornington Peninsula, close to Melbourne.
:: Arwen ::