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.