I know we’re all familiar with that old phrase, “Never judge a book by its cover” and I’d like to think that as book fans, we try extra hard to follow that rule (both literally and more metaphorically in relation to all areas of life). But let’s be real guys, we do judge books by their covers. If we didn’t, publishers wouldn’t keep putting out different cover designs for our favorite novels!
I have a habit of buying different editions of the same books because I can’t help but admire and want to own the various beautiful copies I come across! So I’ve created these posts to show off some of my favorite editions. I hope you enjoy!
I decided to start with one of my more recent copies of The Hobbit – I first saw this baby on Tumblr, as part of an epic set and I just had to own it. I did some sleuthing and found that it’s published by HarperCollins (ISBN: 9780007487301, 2012) and it’s a UK edition. At the time, it wasn’t available on Amazon so I ended up purchasing it from BookDepository (if you’re interested in owning your own copy.) I didn’t go for the whole set because honestly, I couldn’t get through the Lord of the Rings trilogy so I couldn’t justify the purchase, but damn all four books look good together! But my love for The Hobbit remains strong and it’s one of my favorite novels!
Let the bookporn commence! (Click for full size, wink wink!)