Thursday, September 3, 2009

Judging Scholarly Books By Their Covers

Let's face it, scholarly books are rarely 'pretty.' All too often, librarians whip the dust jackets off, leaving them naked and nondescript in the stacks anyway. Only a title hints at delights to be discovered.

I admit, I bought this book because I love the dust jacket. It's not an expensive production, but the simplicity and tonal influences are beautiful... plus, it has Puss in Boots and a title like From Court to Forest. The book is part of my current nesting activity for a new manuscript I'm working on. Don't you love Puss's boots?

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