Dust Jackets: A History

Danika Ellis posted earlier this month to Book Riot a short survey of the history of dust jackets for books.

It seems dust jackets have been around a long time, although the ones we’re used to seeing are an unexpectedly recent invention.

Read Ellis’s essay.

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A Delightful Romp through Pinterest’s Bookish Boards

Girl at Bookshelf imageOver at the always-fabulous Book Riot, Becky Cole has assembled links to  (and helpfully described) 15 collections of bookish images created by bookloving users of the wildly popular – and image-collection site – and notorious time-sink – Pinterest. Readers of Becky’s post provide links to several additional bookish Pinteret collections.

Thank you, Becky, for steering your fellow booklovers toward many hours of pleasant wallowing in such photogenic bibliophilic pastures!

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Extraordinary Book Covers

Vancouver-based blogger Anthony Lindstrom has sifted through several of those cover design websites to compile a creme de la creme of cover designs that especially delight him. His blogpost readers chime in with additional favorites to add to the 45 images Lindstrom has selected. Take a look.

For links to various online collections of cover designs (among other things), click on the tab at the top of this blog labeled Bibliofestoonery. section of

Found at Fade Theory