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Addicted to book cover design?

Get your fix at The Book Cover Archive, a collection of 1000+ fairly well-designed book covers. Curated by Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen, the site features work by prominent designers such as David Pearson and Chip Kidd.

I quite like the site’s clean and simple layout. Each book get its own landing page with details on its designer, art director, author, genre, and publisher. There’s even a handy Amazon link to buy the book directly. (Don’t worry watchdogs, the site explicitly discloses its Amazon commission.)

It’s a great start to a more comprehensive site, but I’d love to see a larger number of books included, especially older vintage book covers from the 50s and 60s”or even earlier. After all, it is an archive.

For some more inspiration, check out Joe Kral’s collection of Penguin and Pelican book covers on Flickr.


  • Brent

    gravatarFeb 27, 2009
    3:13 pm

    I LOVE book cover designs and had never heard of this site. I’ll be spending an unhealthy amount of time on TBCA now. Thanks ;-)

  • Make Money Online

    gravatarFeb 28, 2009
    9:45 pm

    What a sick site! I hope they keep increasing the size of their collection.

  • tony

    gravatarApr 8, 2009
    7:24 pm

    I love book cover designs i like it thank you