Tag: book covers and design

The meeting of books and decor

Walk into the home of a reader or writer and you’ll know it right away. Our books aren’t exactly an afterthought. Personally, I have books on my nightstand, books on my living room shelves, books in my home office, books on kitchen shelves and books lining the dining room buffet cabinet. Do I decorate with... Read more »

The questionable future of the book jacket

The future of book jackets is being discussed on NY Observer today, with special attention paid to such jacket-less books as No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne, and The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott, a Chicago native, all due out in September. It’s a small thing, the book jacket, but... Read more »

Five Literary Tidbits

Literary links of late: This week we visit The Millions to visit an unusual review copy author-note and a Chicago-themed publication issue, consider the purpose of a book cover and rules for novel-writing and sign off with a great books list. Ready? 1. Advanced review copies of books often contain interesting notes and backstory of... Read more »