Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: His Dark Materials

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I first saw these beauties on someone’s Instagram feed (which is where I usually find more fodder for my ever-growing To Buy list) and decided I would own them. They’re the Scholastic UK 20th anniversary editions that came out earlier this year.  They are shiny and beautiful and I love them. ISBNs: 9781407154169, 9781407154183, 9781407154176.

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