I don’t know about you, but beautiful book covers make me smile. More than that, they inspire me.
So while my husband and I are in Copenhagen, I decided to visit a few bookshops and see if the famous Danish love of good design translated at all into books. Now I’m not expert enough in either design or Danish design, but there were plenty smile-inducing covers to look at, in all three bookshops I’ve had the chance to see.
I apologize for the quality of the pictures, but they were taken with my iPod, while pretending that I’m not taking pics, but simply looking at it from an awkward distance. I’m sure the shopkeepers knew what I was doing, but they graciously let me continue.
Also, please do keep in mind that I have not read these books so I am not advertising their content.
I know most of these are in English, and not Danish, so you can’t attribute them the choice of covers. To their credit, here are a few Danish covers for classics, and they are superb, don’t you think?
Look what I found and look what I finally bought! Sorry (and not sorry) to report that I succumbed to the temptation and got Unusual Uses For Olive Oil, by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the latest in the Professor Von Ingelfeld series – my favourite.
Hoping to drop by at least one more bookshop – a second-hand one my husband recommended (they have a copy of Perelandra, by C. S. Lewis there, another favourite I wouldn’t mind owning).
Do you find book covers inspiring?