Rockport’s Delightful Classics Reimagined Series

Classics Reimagined Series by Rockport (Quarto) Classics Reimagined is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Ready Player One Book

Author Ernest Cline hid some real ‘Easter Egg’ secrets in the hard copy versions of his book Ready Player One. This video shows you how you can find them to solve the clues yourself (go gunters!). Although the competition has Read more…

Folio Society & Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics (A Christmas Book Haul)

Merry Holidays and Happy New Year! The video above is an overview of the books I got in December – which also happens to be my birthday, so it’s always a great book month for me! I have some lovely Read more…

Hidden Secrets in the Folio Society’s edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A very quick post this time – I’m starting a new series on ‘hidden secrets’ in books that you might not have seen before. This first one is an overview of the hidden flip book inside the Commentary volume of Read more…

Charles van Sandwyk’s Delightful Private Press Fairy Books

Charles van Sandwyk is a Vancouver artist, whose drawings and watercolours are reminiscent of the Golden Age of illustrators. He has illustrated several books for the Folio Society, and is also the author of numerous hand-made and private press books. Read more…

Rare Folio Society Special Bindings

One of the rarest folio society books ever produced was a special limited edition binding of Hermsprong by Robert Bage. During the late 1950’s a number of Folio Society members were interested in having the option to buy the Society’s Read more…

Folio Society ‘Classic’ Fairy Tale Collection

  This video reviews what I would call a ‘loose’ collection of classic fairy tales by the Folio Society. The books were not officially released as part of a collection, but the size and binding designs are complementary, and most Read more…

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Welcome, Dearest Reader!

Greetings, Dearest Reader, and welcome to the Beautiful Books website. What is this site about? Beautiful Books is a video and web essay series about the most beautiful books in the world. Why are you running this site? I have Read more…

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