Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Classic Look

Happy Halloween Everyone! Today I am reporting from sunny Seattle (and for now, at least, that is not an oxymoron!). I'm up here visiting family and then doing some work for a couple of days. I grew up in the Emerald City so it's always nice to come back.

I have a special treat for you today. Last year publishing house Penguin released their top classics in cloth-bound books and boy were they beautiful but you could only order them from the UK. Well, just in time for the holiday season, they are now available stateside from! Aren't they beautiful? Just how the classics should look, I think, and in fresh, modern colors to boot. I think they would look beautiful all displayed on a mantle with some posh bookends, but alas I have neither a mantle nor posh bookends so a bookshelf will have to do for now! Also, design*sponge has an interview here with their cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.

If anyone can find if they are selling the set somewhere in the US I'd love to know. Come on Costco, I know you want to?!


  1. Wow! Those books are really beautiful. I have a bunch of old Mark Twain books on my mantle right now but could definitely add some color to them!

  2. Definitely gorgeous! I'd love to have copies of the Austen books :)


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