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Literary Maps & Fantastic Landscapes

Today’s video is all about literary maps and books that explore the real and imaginary landscapes of our favourite novels in detail. The Writer’s Map  Editor: Huw Lewis JonesPublication: 2018Where to buy: The Writer’s Map @ Book Depository or Amazon (US) About Read more…

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Agatha Christie Mystery Collection – Bantam Books

Publication History The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection is a book club set released by Bantam. Typically, the volumes feature leatherette hardcover boards with gold lettered titles on the spine and a uniform silhouette of Christie and the series title on Read more…

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King – Stunning Pop-up Book

Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King by Ferdowsi Paper engineering:  Simon Arizpe | Illustrator: Hamid Rahmanian Publication: Fantagraphics 2018 ► Where to buy: Book Depository or Amazon (US) About the book: This gorgeous pop-up book is based on the incredible illustrated Shahnameh that I reviewed Read more…


Shahnameh: The Stunning Epic of the Persian Kings

Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings by Ferdowsi Publication: 2nd “black box” edition, WW Norton & Co | 2017 Other authors: Translated by Ahmad Sadri, Illustrated by Hamid Rahmanian, Foreword by Sheila Canby. Where to buy: ► Cheapest options @ Book Read more… | wordsworth collectors editions full spread

Wordsworth’s Collector’s Editions of Classic Children’s Novels

Newly released last month is another delightful collection of hardcover classic children’s novels. These British Wordsworth colletor’s editions are very affordable volumes (hence, glued bindings, so perhaps not a long-term investment). They come in attractive bright colours with matching coloured end Read more…

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Penguin Galaxy – Hardback Science Fiction Set – Illustrated Bibliography

In October 2016, Penguin released their Galaxy Series – including six of their greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, curated by Neil Gaiman. Each volume features bright, bold “bare boards” naked hardcover designs with titles in stylized, embossed gold Read more…

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Cased Classics by Peter Owen

Peter Owen publishers have come out with an interesting series of novels which feature artwork from contemporary British artists printed paper-over-board beneath elegant die-cut jackets. I love that this collection features international classics, which is refreshing for a set of beautiful Read more…