Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Judging books by their covers

The New York Times reports on people who, well, fetishize New York Review Books Classics. Yes, the covers do look great, they really do.

Orange Crate Art is a NYRB-friendly zone. The first NYRB Classic I read: William Lindsay Gresham’s novel Nightmare Alley.

comments: 2

Chris said...

I didn't like the NYRB design when the books first started appearing, but it's grown on me. The list of titles is exceptional. They've basically replaced and augmented most of the better paperback lists of the 1950s, '60s, and so on. There aren't that many players in the game at this point.

Michael Leddy said...

New Directions, NYRB, Pushkin Press — no, there aren’t many left. Each of those names is for me a strong sign that a book is going to be worth reading.