Iconic book covers

In no particular order, we present a selection of iconic book covers that we love. If you saw these particular editions in a bookshop window, then we believe you would stop and stare. Most have been around for some decades, some are very famous, some were famous, and a few have been forgotten. Every one is all worth a second look.

Iconic covers

By Robert Bloch
By Mario Puzo
By Ralph Ellison
By V.C. Andrews
By Paul Theroux
By Sylvia Plath
By Ayn Rand
By Pat Frank
By Muriel Spark
By Aldous Huxley
By Edith Wharton
By Stella Gibbons
By Joseph Heller
By Ian Fleming
By Anthony Burgess
By Iris Murdoch
By J.D. Salinger
By Bernard Malamud


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