Typographical Era’s Best Book Covers of 2013


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

Best Read In 2013

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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The Best of the First Half of 2013


If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from years of blogging it’s that people love lists.  Worst books, worst covers, best kid lit, scorching beach reads, chilling horror novels.  It doesn’t seem to matter what the topic is. As long as it’s presented in the highly attractive, easily digestible list format, people seem to eat it right up.

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Verisimilitudes: Week Ending 03.16.2013

Typographical_EraWelcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!  We hope you’re all off somewhere kissing a Blarney stone with a belly full of Lucky Charms.  Anybody found a leprechaun yet?  Pot of gold?  Well just in case you don’t find any gold at the end of that rainbow, here are a few things that may cheer you up.  We hope you have a lucky day and don’t forget to wear something green….wouldn’t want any of our followers to get pinched!

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The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph


Cut my red heart in two

There’s never an easy way to deal with suicide.  We may be able to figure out why someone chooses to end their own life, but that doesn’t mean we understand it or ever completely recover from the loss.  In Manu Joseph’s The Illicit Happiness of Other People, the Chacko family is plagued by the mysterious suicide of their 17 year-old son, Unni.  It’s been three years since Unni jumped from a balcony and ended his life, but the family is far from closure and peace.

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