More beautiful books

Forgive the bookish theme this week!

I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I only made my first visit to Daunt Books in Marylebone recently and spied these gorgeous books covers adorning the fabric-covered shelves. They’ve been about a while but I’ve somehow missed them, so they’re here today in case you have too.

The Penguin Threads series contains three much-loved classics with covers hand-embroidered by illustrator Jillian Tamaki. The level of detail is amazing (who didn’t cry at the part where Beauty broke his hoof?) and the books have been printed with embossed dust jackets so you get a sense of the silk threads in the original work.

There are just these three books in the series at the moment, which represent two months of painstaking hand embroidery. Pick up a copy on Amazon for £8-9.

Before I go I just have to share a picture of Jill’s Monster Quilt… check out the Tam o’ Shantered Nessie!

{all via Jillian Tamaki}

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