Never Judge a Book by it’s Cover
Posted by LibeRaCe on January 19, 2009
Of course there are also antique book covers which are extremely collectable and more recent books specifically covered in such a way and with such materials that the intrinsic value may not be the writing inside. Abebooks, an excellent source for secondhand books, recently promoted a selection of books with unusual bindings http://www.abebooks.com/books/unusual-bindings.shtml?cm_ven=nl&cm_cat=nl&cm_pla=cme_bookbindings&cm_ite=feature
A 2007 article in the Times Online suggested that book covers can actually put people off reading a book http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article2507850.ece
so surely the opposite might be true. This cover instantly caught my eye . Perhaps on a library website I shouldn’t be advocating choosing a book because of the way it looks but just maybe, some of the designs could infuence your decision to open a book you would not have considered reading otherwise.