happy holidays!

i'll be back in the new year with some great new (well, new to me) books to post...until then i wish everyone the merriest of seasons...merry christmas, happy hannukah, and a joyous kwanzaa.
see you in 2009!

until then...

books covered...all about 'outerwear for books'...clever and good resource.

which is where i found dutch book covers from 1810-1950...fantastic! or should i say lekker? this is one of my favorites...my mother lives in holland and i must ask her to keep her eye out for such gems for my library.

fiction in translation via la times...the commenters remark that it is an overwhelmingly european pool...i agree. there are so many wonderful australian, latin, indian and asian writers that more could not be found outside europe?

the coolville kids' library is a fantastic flickr set of vintage children's book scans

travel brochure graphics from the '20s and '30s a fabulous representation of the genre...via things magazine

google book search now has magazines...this is a rabbit hole i could jump into for hours at a time.

jan tschichold: titan of typography as reported by richard hollis for the guardian...he is the genius behind many of penguin's book covers via automatism

my favorite book covers of 2008 according to the book design review via design is mine.

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