This is part of my 2012 holiday gift guide, which will focus on slightly ‘different’ gifts for your loved ones; they’re being posted all this week, so keep an eye out for them, or check the current selection here.
I am a complete and utter bookworm (just in case you hadn’t guessed by my regular contributions to Blogger’s Bookshelf and obsession with Harry Potter themed jewellery, I thought I’d confess). Anyway, as the resident Girl Most Likely to Have Her Nose in a Book in my family, I have to say, anyone who buys me a book as a gift (even one I’ve never heard of!) is likely to be on my list of favourite people for the steadily approaching new year, but, well, being a girl infatuated with all things beauty, fashion and just pretty things generally, I am more than a little guilty of judging reading material by their covers (whoops!).
Well, some books are just better-looking than others, aren’t they? It doesn’t mean I don’t love my beaten-up copies of Medea or the Hunger Games, it’s just…well, some books are never going to leave my bookshelf, and it’s nice to have a swanky, nice-to-look at cover peaking out amongst the university books, and reads I’ve never quite managed to start.
These leatherbound classics are produced by the US store Barnes & Noble, but, since my one-time insane splurge, in which I paid more in postage and packaging than I did for the actual books, they have actually become available to purchase on the Waterstone’s website; with a variety spanning from Dracula and Frankenstein to Hans Christian Anderson’s Classic Fairytales and Little Women, with most featuring gorgeous illustrations and gold-edged pages, making them perfect for any book lover’s collection.
The Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics collection is available on the Waterstones website, with most books ranging from £10-£22.
My copy of Alice in Wonderland retails for £21.30, and Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales has an RRP of £19.70.