15 Great Vintage Book Covers

Gabe Habash -- January 3rd, 2013

Over the holidays, I made a stop at Acorn Bookshop in Columbus, OH, one of the best places in America to lose a few hours. December 21 was customer appreciation day, which meant 10% off and coffee and cookies as you browsed the bookstore’s 50,000 books–some of which were worn, vintage editions that smelled exactly like books should smell. Here are some of the best I found.

5 thoughts on “15 Great Vintage Book Covers

  1. Brian

    I have owned about 98% of these books with these covers. Recently got rid of ‘Our Mutual Friend’ since I now have complete Dickens on my Nook and my Kindle. Still have Steinbeck’s ‘Journal of a Novel’ I believe.

  2. Kassie Rose

    I’ve purchased many rare and special treasures at Acorn Bookshop that have brought me great joy, from Katherine Anne Porter to Thomas Pynchon. It is indeed one of those wonderful bookshops where time stops.

  3. Amandah

    Thanks for sharing these vintage book covers. It’s been a while since I read “Lord of the Flies” and “Skelton Crew.”

    And…thank you for sharing the link to Acorn Bookshop in Columbus, Ohio. I’m in NEO and was wondering if Ohio had any independent bookstores like the ones I used to frequent when I lived in Arizona (Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ and The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ). I need to plan a road trip to Columbus and visit Acorn Bookshop.

    Happy New Year!

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