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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The Best of the First Half of 2013

The Best of the First Half of 2013Thus far, 2013 has been an excellent literary year for me.  I launched Typographical Era with Aaron Westerman, finished my Master’s Degree in Information Sciences, and got a job in my local public library system.  But on top of all that, I’ve also managed to read some really amazing books in the last 6 months.

As Aaron said in his Best of the First Half of 2013 post, readers love nothing more than literary lists (and a good book of course), and I am no exception.  When I’m not reading, reviewing, or painting my nails, I spend a great deal of time devouring lists.  From topical/subject-focused lists to upcoming release directories, these mini-catalogs are a great way to reach out to all reader niches in a timely and effective manner.

So before I get too far down the list loving rabbit hole, here is a brief register of the best books of 2013 according to me:

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Best Read in 2012


As part of our pre-launch countdown celebration we put together a slideshow of our favorite reads of the past twelve months (that is, books we read for the first time last year, not ones that were necessarily published then) titled Best Read in 2012.  While you can still view that original presentation here, we’ve recreated the countdown to now include links to our full reviews of each title.

Enjoy, and be sure to comment below and let us know what you’re favorite books of 2012 were as well.  We’re always looking to add more excellent and highly recommended titles to our already overflowing to-read piles!

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