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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Something New for This Year's Favorite Covers Post

Each year since the BDR started, I've written a "my favorites of the year" post (here are the 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005 lists.)

This year, I've got something different in mind.

I've asked the staffs of three independent bookstores to contribute a list of their 10-15 favorite book covers and jackets of 2009. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they pick. It's a big, big publishing world, so I'm hoping their involvement helps reveal the wide range of fantastic design out there.

Here are the participants and the dates on which their selections will appear:

WORD, Brooklyn, NY: Monday, Nov 30
RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH: Monday, Dec 7
The Book Table, Oak Park, IL: Monday, Dec 14

I've run a poll the last two years, and based on the large number of people who voted for their favorite, I think I'll do that again. Perhaps I'll take the top three for each store's list (as voted by you) and put them all into a super duper mega poll.

Does this sound fun?


Andy Gabrysiak said...

RE: Does this sound fun?


Joseph said...

Excellent :-)

Ian Koviak said...


Dan said...

Sounds great! But I still want to know what YOUR choices are dude. :-)

Joseph said...

Dan: ooops. I'm doing a list. I'm going to go last.

Your escalator operator said...

Sounds cool. I'd vote!

Beth said...

yay River Run!

Melissa said...

Thank you for your lists.
Will you be doing a Holiday list for this Season, or great books to start your New Year with?

May I recommend a book that I have found recently and read, that I think is a must for fun satire, romance, but more importantly a message that effects us all. Cancel Christmas by Rocco Leonard Martino.

Natalie said...

Absolutely sounds like fun.
Can't wait to see what they come up with.
I love your lists.

Lee said...

This is great! I love Book Table.