The Beautiful Books of Anna Bond
One more work day to go! Birmingham was under severe weather threats all day on the 23rd, so it was a little quieter than usual for two days before Christmas, but we still moved an impressive number of books.
Today, I wanted to focus a little on some of the really beautiful editions of books. As it happens, they’re all done by the same illustrator, Anna Bond.
The Puffin in Bloom collection is a great set of children’s classics.
As I said, the cover illustrations are all done by Anna Bond, who is the creative director of Rifle Paper Co. I got an awesome calendar of queens from them for 2015. I love it so much! They don’t have the calendar anymore, but there is a collection of note cards with some of the illustrations. Guess how much I want them…
Anna also illustrated a beautiful Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Unlike the In Bloom series, this is a larger format book with full color illustrations throughout. It retails for $30 as opposed to the smaller hardcovers which run about $12.99.
I do not currently own any of these editions because I have all the books already. But, I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist forever. Are there any new editions of old favorites you haven’t been able to resist?