artwork, I want this

Judging a book by it’s cover

  1. monique says:

    i really like that penguin is doing that! as a fellow book worm, i would love for my books to look a little prettier

  2. Heather @ McKinney Living says:

    I am DROOLING over that postcard book!!! I love, love, love to read and I think displaying a love for books in your home decor is awesome. It brings a smile to your face and is a great conversation starter.

  3. Lemondrop Marie says:

    I have a huge number of books EVERYWHERE in my house, because I love to read and I love to admire books- especially lovely old ones. It's great that vendors recognize that books have appeal for many reasons.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  4. Emily says:

    This is such a great idea…love the image of that bedroom. Also love lonny….it needs to come out monthly!

  5. C @ Project Pretty says:

    Those penguin book covers are just adorable! My absolute fave book that I use for decor is my "I Married Adventure" antique. I'm sure you've seen these everywhere in design, but it still remains my favorite. 🙂

  6. Marija says:

    I love your idea. I love books and magazines as decorative accessories. Totally. Marija

  7. Natalie says:

    I adore books. And I think it's awesome that they're doing the postcards.

    And I love the idea of printing a poster size book cover for art. How neat!

  8. Katie says:

    LOVE books and LOVE reading. It's hard not to judge books by their cover when choosing at the bookstore or library…after all, you never really know about ALL the good books! PS- who doesn't love a good girly book, especially on the beach!

  9. Christen says:

    I totally judge books by their cover – how can you not? And I love the idea of blowing up a book cover to display as art.

  10. PS~Erin says:

    Love that artwork. So cool. I'm with you… I can totally judge a book by the cover. I'm always so sad too, when a formerly pretty cover changes after it turns into a movie, with the actors spammed on the front.

  11. Starfish and Sundresses says:

    I might be a little crazy but I bought the penguin notecard set off ebay a few weeks back from a seller in the UK because I couldn't wait till Oct.! I'm planning on framing my favorites!

  12. Michelle says:

    I prize my Nancy Drew novels…I even have bought a few Hardy Boys along the way…they are so nostalgic!! I LOVE this idea!!


  13. glamourpuss says:

    I am a book worm too and LOVE to display them! I use them a lot for pops of colour on side tables or in bookcases. I really want a library/study, complete with the ladder on wheels! 🙂

  14. Sweet Nothings says:

    i love vintage books! always on my list at the flea market

  15. Adrianna says:

    I love that wallpaper! What a fun look :o) How cute would it be to blow up Dr. Suess covers for a kid's room?!

  16. urbansardines says:

    If I wasn't a big fan of your blog already, this post would have sealed the deal! I'm in love with those postcards, and will wait patiently until October when I can buy them and plaster them all over my wall (OK, i'll prolly do something slightly classier… just slightly…)

  17. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    That giant poster version of the Penguin book jacket is fantastic! Thanks so much for the heads-up on this!

  18. DC by Design says:

    I'm so with you. We got a big box of old American Heritage books (sort of like bound magazines) that the library was getting rid of, and they make a gorgeous statement on our living room shelves. Great post!

  19. Susie @ Maddie's Nest says:

    I really love the large Penguin poster. Great find!

  20. Cara says:

    I am generally particular about the covers of the books I buy. For instance when I decided to buy the Twilight book I held out until I could find one with the original cover rather than the cover with the actors on it. A beautiful book cover can tip the scale.

  21. Ms. Bright says:

    I'm with you! I love cool covers and penguin always nails it! I got 3 of the Coralie Bickford Smith ones for Christmas. I've put the postcard book on my wishlist. You're correct, it would be amazing as a gallery wall!

  22. Bailey @ peppermintbliss says:

    I can never get rid of books, even my fiances law school books I am strangely attached to…They just look so old school and distinguished! Like an english gentleman. These penguin books are especially yummy

  23. Scientific Housewife says:

    I love reading and displaying books. There is something about it that makes a space seem intelligent and cultered. I would have Pride and Prejudice blown up somewhere, haha.

  24. Milltini says:

    love that idea! so great for a study or a library or an office! and what is it about a neat little stack of books that I find so appealing?

  25. Chic Coles says:

    I definitely think books can be used for both reading and decorating!

  26. Laurie Jones says:

    I especially love buying interior design books, I have them all over the house and all my girlfriends and relatives love staying the night or visiting because we always end up drinking wine and paging through the pretty pictures. Books make a home. (I'm a chick lit girly too, love Emily Giffin, Jen Lancaster and even Lauren Conrad too!!)

  27. Emily A. Clark says:

    So glad for the heads up on the postcards! What a great display that would make for the bare walls in our play/media room. Love it.

  28. SogniSorrisi says:

    How cool! I love book covers and when searching for a new book its one of the first things that attracts me.

  29. Averill says:

    I love the idea of using the Penguin classics postcards for a giant wall display!

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