Mr. Boddington's Penguin Classics

I may do most of my reading on an iPad these days, but I love a beautiful book as much as the next person.  We just had floor to ceiling bookshelves installed in our living room and I had the best time organizing the shelves to best display our books.  I'm not ashamed to admit that color coordinating the books won out over alphabetizing.   Aesthetics vs. Order!

Anthropologie is currently carrying six classic novels with covers designed by Mr. Boddington's Studio.  Not only are some of these my favorite novels of all time (hello, Pride & Prejudice), but the covers are absolutely display-worthy.

A random aside - if you love Jane Austen, I highly recommend reading A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz.  He taught "The Modern British Novel" when I was in college and his class was one of the most challenging and rewarding that I took.  The book gave me a new appreciation for Ms. Austen, already one of my favorite authors.

All images credit to Anthropologie.