At Lit Hub, Rebecca Rego Barry writes about the history of Bonibooks. “What exactly are Bonibooks? Let’s start with their originator, Charles Boni, who along with his older brother, Albert Boni, was a publishing pioneer. While still in college, he and Albert founded the Washington Square Book Shop […]
Lithub has a gallery of songs reimagined as the covers for pulp novels by artist Todd Alcott. The covers include: “Losing My Religion”; “Paranoid Android”; “Another One Bites The Dust”; “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”; “When Doves Cry” and a bunch more.
National Geographic has a lovely look at a rediscovered book of Cuban plants. “Nondescript marbled cardboard covers and a title page in cursive handwriting announce Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft. This simplicity belies the contents of the slim, […]
Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]
The Public Domain Review shares some of their favorite books covers from 1820 to 1914.
Behold the beauty and wonder of Ernst Haeckel’s drawings of bats from his Kunstformen der Natur (1904)!