This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!
I scored a signed US edition of The Starless Sea from an indie bookstore. Then I remembered that UK editions were a thing and started swooning over that beautiful blue edition. Fortunately, I have amazing friends and the UK copy was gifted to me! I LOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH OMG.
The US edition features a jacket illustration and endpaper art by Dan Funderburgh, jacket design by John Fontana, and book design by Pei Loi Kay, and was published in 2019 by Doubleday, ISBN: 9780385541213.
The UK edition has endpaper bee illustrations by Richard Merritt, jacket design by Suzanne Dean, and was published in 2019 by Penguin, ISBN: 9781910701454.
The cover is so lush and velvety – perfect for collecting my grubby fingerprints!
I am for sure getting some of these keys tattooed on me, whether I like the book or not (but I really hope I love the book!)
Can’t say I would recognize her signature if I didn’t know whose name it was.
Look how BLUE that cover is!
Love, love, love the edge designs!
Yo, I wanna be the owl king.