Ever since I was little I have loved books. I love everything about them. I love the way they look, the way they feel and I love how they look in a home (I am definitely not on the e-book wagon). I love the way they can transport you to a new world and make you feel like you are part of it – so much so that sometimes when you finish one you can feel a bit lost.
So when I came across Persephone Books a couple of years ago, it was love at first sight. They reprint forgotten books that were written by women, or for women, from the mid-twentieth century. And what makes them so special is their design. All of their 102 books have a dove grey cover, with a simple cream label. Each title has its own unique endpaper that compliments the books’ date and theme. Many of them are from fabric designs, but all of them are beautiful. When I was down in London last weekend for a friend’s birthday, I popped into their shop in Bloomsbury to add to my collection.
And I couldn’t wait to get them home to see where they would look nice.
If you fancy getting your hands on some of these, have a peek at their website here
You don’t even have to trek down to London if you don’t want, as they will post them to you and even gift wrap them beautifully if you ask nicely.