Christmas approaches and that means end of year lists! Over at the Book Design Review, they asked three different independent bookstores to submit their favorite book covers of the year. The results are fantastic.
Similarly, we often have visceral reactions to books with bad covers. Every year, there are loads of books that merit attention that receive little due to terrible covers. Joe Queenan has a cheeky essay about bad book covers in the New York Times.
So, along those lines, we want to share with you some of our favorite covers of 2009: