Publisher Crush: McSweeney’s Press

These books are just too pretty!

It’s the pretty ones that give me pause. As a clerk for The Seattle Public Library, I handle hundreds of books every day without being able to stop and look through any of them. But every once in a while one catches my eye, a real stunner, and I make note.

Recently I’ve noticed that many of the beautiful novels coming across my desk all have something in common: McSweeney’s Press. From Dave Eggers, the twisted genius that brought us the magazines McSweeney quarterly and The Believer,  comes a plethora of books with gorgeous covers and end sheets.

Check out this beauty, by Michael Chabon...
...or the cover of this Icelandic mystery.









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