Beautiful Books – Penguin English Library

I have a confession: my obsession of beautiful book covers has grown – in part because I’ve discovered some new (or new to me!) editions from Penguin.  I’ve loved the Penguin clothbound classics and have recently started adding some Penguin English Library editions to my collection.  I really like the editions that have more of the “rubbery” finish cover compared to the paper, but all of the editions are beautiful.  However, the editions with the nicer finish also have pictures of the author on the inside cover (bonus!).  I have a number of books that I would like to add to my collection (Far from a Madding Crowd with the bees on the cover, Middlemarch, Oliver Twist and more), but have a good start.  I didn’t include a picture, but the books also look great together with the colored spines between the classic Penguin orange stripes.

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Do you have any favorite book covers or editions?  I’m always on the hunt for new editions.  😀