Typographical Era’s Best Book Covers of 2013

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We know that you should never judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a beautiful package.  And let’s be honest…sometimes well-designed and attractive cover art is what draws us to a book in the first place.  So we’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of our favorite book cover designs from 2013.  Enjoy!

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Best Read in 2013: A Top 20 Year-End List

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As we round the corner of Typographical Era’s first anniversary, we’ve decided to continue our Best Read in the year tradition, and what a year it has been!  Between translations, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays, readers of all genres will surely find Typographical Era’s Best Read in 2013 list to be a great place to start for reading endeavors in 2014.  At least we hope so.  Here’s to a great year in reading and to another great year for Typographical Era.  Cheers!

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5 Fictional Cities to Visit on your Next Vacation

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When it comes to reading a good book, setting can just as important as character.  Heck, sometimes the setting can become a character all of its own.  From places long ago to societies built far in the future, here are five fictional cities that serve as so much more than just a boring backdrop for their denizen’s daily lives.  The next time you find yourself planning a literary getaway, be sure to book yourself passage to one of these fully engrossing locales.

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The Facades by Eric Lundgren

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All fake everything

The world is everything that is the case.

Unless, that is, you’re stuck spending time in Trude, the fictional city at the heart of debut author Eric Lundgren’s novel The Facades. Once considered the “Munich of the Midwest” in the late 1890s, the place “still looks beautiful on a map,” but the next century would prove to be most barbarous to its one beautiful feats of architectural wonder.

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