“Books are awfully decorative, don’t you think?” – Gloria Upson in “Auntie Mame”
Well, Gloria wasn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier but she did have a point. Books are meant to be read but why can’t they be great looking as well? I will admit to having something of a book fetish. I love walls full of them, the smell of old leather and paper. With that as my set up, let me introduce you to the beautifully recovered books done by National Quarterly. I had the great good fortune of meeting David Sprague of National Quarterly while at the Atlanta Gift Market. David makes some amazing custom covered books!
As I remember, these are old books that they cover in all sorts of wonderful papers and fabrics – I especially like the comic book covered ones. Purely decorative, though they may be, I can see these put to good use in some of those empty shelves in your home.
So, relocate those ratty paperbacks and the trashed out hardcover spy novels to your bedside table or, better yet, recycle them at a used book store and consider some of these beauties as an upgrade for your bookshelves – at least the ones in your public rooms.
You can see more of David’s product and contact him through his Etsy shop.
Speaking of books, I have a few that I need to get through so I’ll say goodbye for now.
As always, I am, your humble Drop Cloth Dude