Heartbreak Hotel: A Tale of Book Buying Gone Wrong, Missed Opportunity, and the Intersection of Good Design and Good Literature.

File this immediately under first world problems.

I’m a book person, but not a book person, if you know what I mean. To elaborate, I’m basically trying to say I like to read, but I’m not overly picky about how. I’ll read on my phone, my kindle, or a physical copy. But… You could sense a but coming, right? I have absolutely fallen in love with Mr. Boddington’s Penguin Classics. It’s also a shame that they are no longer available*. It breaks my literary heart.

These beautiful books fall exactly in the intersection of a venn diagram mapping practical and pretty (which is, admittedly, exactly where I want to live my life).

Mr Boddingtons Penguin Classics.

Anthropologie is currently selling these four Jane Austen novels clad with covers designed by graphic artist Leanne Shapton in her signature painterly patterns. It’s a weak balm on my wounded soul. Particularly the Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility designs…

*I do own the Jane Eyre, of course. But the missed opportunity to own the (Ironically cheerful?) gorgeous Wuthering Heights HURTS.

Image found here.

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