Out of Print Love

16th November 2011

I am not particularly interested in bookish news as, no doubt, you’ve noticed around these parts. However, The Millions often has some great articles and snippets, such as this little jewel.  Apparently Norton has a redesign of the Jeeves’ books, and they’re really delightful.

Very Good, Jeeves!

 Designer: Lilli Carre

The Inimitable Jeeves

 Designer: Jonathan Bartlett

Just Enough Jeeves
Designer: John Hendrix
The first two are my favorites, but the last is fun as well. Then, of course, there are also the beautiful covers on the Patricia Wentworth books, produced digitally by Open Road Media, proving ebook covers can certainly be lovely:

Though I am not normally a fan of covers with only partial body parts of women, I am also not a fan of full photos of people on the covers. I find it takes away from my own depiction of the characters. [Cue the “picky” jokes.] These, though, are well designed, and I love the image of London behind the title.

So. Have you come across any fantastic redesigns or out-of-print books being reprinted? I’d love to see them.

  • Anonymous

    I really love those new Wodehouse editions, and am hoping that above and beyond being pretty that they might also make my Wodehouse collecting that much easier!

    And I am with you on pretty e-books. Just because something is electronic doesn’t mean it can’t be attractive! I am also happy to see that these Miss Silver books are available electronically as that will make it all the easier for me to acquire some! 😉

    • Aren’t they great? I’m really excited about them.

      And boy howdy, I have seen some really ugly e-books.