Cover Love: Penguin Ink collection

If people can have literary tattoos then why can't literature have people tattoos? My 'Cover Love' feature returns to RobAroundBooks this month, with one of the finest looking set of books to have graced the bookshop bookshelves in recent months. … [Read more...]

Cover Love: The (RED) series from Penguin Classics

If you follow my Cover Love series then you would know that I have a bit of a thing for typography-based cover designs. In the past I've praised the virtues of the 'Art of the Novella' series from Melville House, hailed the glory that is the Faber … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Knut Hamsun series from Souvenir Press

It's been a wee while since I've done a Cover Love post (my last one was the four-volume Ox-Tales collection from Profile Books), so what better way to bring it back than with a post celebrating eight of the titles I'm reading in my Totally Knut … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Ox-Tales collection from Profile Books

While it’s always nice drooling over any of the books in a Cover Love feature, it’s especially nice when the books featured have been published with a worthy cause in mind. And that’s exactly what the delicious looking four-book collection in this … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Faber 80 Beckett Series

As soon as I laid eyes on these book covers I knew I had a new ‘Cover Love’ feature in the making, and this one is a first because I’m focusing on a series of books which haven’t yet been issued. They’re a series of 18 books being published by Faber … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Great Little Reads from Roastbooks

Yay, time for another Cover Love post and for this one I'm featuring a set of delicious covers from an equally deliciously named UK indy publisher. Founded in January 2008 Roastbooks are a rising London-based publisher, whose specialty is in works of … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Capuchin Classics

I haven’t done a ‘Cover Love’ post for a short while now, but today I felt compelled to, and for this one it’s a bit of a first, because my interest wasn’t initially piqued by a book cover, but rather by a publisher’s catalogue, and not as you may … [Read more...]

The cover artist for Harper’s Classic Short Story Collection speaks up

In a small follow-up to my recent 'Cover Love' feature on Harper's 'soon to be released' Classic Short Story Collection series, I managed to catch up with the cover artist for the set - Adam Johnson, to ask him what inspired him to go with such a … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Harper’s Classic Short Story Collections

Regular visitors of RobAroundBooks (and subscribers to the feed), know that I often speak about Harper Perennial's short story website Fifty-Two Stories, and the great short stories that they generously offer up for free every week. I always visit … [Read more...]

Cover Love: Two recent acquisitions that make me go mmm…

There are a couple of books which I’ve received lately that have really taken my fancy as far as their cover designs go. I’m so enamoured by them that I thought I’d share the passion, and file them under a quick ‘Cover Love’ post. The first is … [Read more...]