House-themed sets of Harry Potter over on Gilt. You can find them under Juniper Books.
Let us all just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful the 2012 hardcover edition of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is. Not only is it one of my favorite books and a lovely tale, but the design of the book is gorgeous and fits the story perfectly. And look at those new Charles Vess illustrations! The most beautiful book currently on my bookshelf in terms of design. And what an experience to hold and interact with this beauty. This is why paper books will never disappear.
“Today, Scholastic unveiled an all-new cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! And better yet, it’s just the first of seven (7!) new covers that will appear on U.S. trade paperback editions coming in September 2013. It’s all part of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series.” [x]
Artwork by: Kazu Kibuishi
Yes, I am going to buy the whole set again
Penguin is releasing new editions of five of books by George Orwell, with covers by designer David Pearson. Perhaps the best of the new designs is Pearson’s simple but brilliant idea for 1984, with the title and author’s name apparently censored with black foiling.
The black bars only obscure the text at a glance, however; they’ll still be visible in the right light. Pearson acknowledges that the design is a bit risky, but it’s a dramatic look, almost as if some government ministry had tried to hide the book from the public.
Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology. Sales of Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Sounds like a book I’d love.
THIS COVER ART. Yum.
Very proud of this book. And ALL THE MONEY goes to 826DC.
The last words of all of John Green’s books, represented in minimalistic poster format. Pleeeease don’t use these without my permission pleeease.
EVERY ENDING IS A NEW BEGINNING
YOUR LUCKY NUMBER IS NONE
YOUR LUCKY COLOR IS DEAD
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
→ American Gods
Guys! Today’s the day! Classes begin at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy, an institution for the fine art of finishing… others.
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Gandalf sat at the head of the party with the thirteen, dwarves all round, and Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, nibbling at a biscuit (his appetite was quite taken away), and trying to look as if this was all perfectly ordinary and not in the least an adventure. The dwarves ate and ate, and talked and talked, and time got on. At last they pushed their chairs back, and Bilbo made a move to collect the plates and glasses.
“I suppose you will all stay to supper?” he said in his politest unpressing tones. “Of course!” said Thorin. “And after. We shan’t get through the business till late, and we must have some music first. Now to clear up!”
Thereupon the twelve dwarves-not Thorin, he was too important, and stayed talking to Gandalf jumped to their feet and made tall piles of all the things. Off they went, not waiting for trays, balancing columns of plates, each with a bottle on the top, with one hand, while the hobbit ran after them almost squeaking with fright: “Please be careful!” and “Please, don’t trouble! I can manage.” But the dwarves only started to sing:Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates
-Smash the bottles and burn the corks!Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!Dump the crocks in a boiling bawl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you've finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to rollThat's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!
And of course they did none of these dreadful things, and everything was cleaned and put away safe as quick as lightning, while the hobbit was turning round and round in the middle of the kitchen trying to see what they were doing.
Lightning Ridge Black Opal - Twin Galaxy Gem Stones
Aside from Grey and White, Black Opal is the most precious and is at least 50 times more rare than diamond, yet these beautiful gems are also much more fragile than diamond.
The brilliant colors within the gems are iridescent, meaning that they will change color or flash as you rotate them. Deep down within the opal are silica spheres arranged in arrays and both the size and organized arrangement of the spheres will determine the color produced. The Twin Galaxy Stones will flash like lightning as you rotate them, hence the name Lightning Ridge in Australia.