website spotlight: the book cover archive

I know I’m a sucker for a good book cover.  Sometimes I just walk around Borders and look at all the cool book covers, wondering whether or not the story or information inside is as good as the cover.  As much as I wish I could say they were, most times it wasn’t.

The Book Cover Archive indulges this with over a thousand of the best book covers for “appreciation and categorization”.  You can view covers by dated added, designers, titles, authors, art directors, photographers, illustrators, genres, publication date, publishers, or typefaces.

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I’d love to own even a tenth of all these books.  And I had to steal that first photo, my puny 13 inch monitor can only capture 1/3 of the site at a time (the second picture is from my own screen grab).

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