Classically Beautiful

March 18th, 2010

I fell in love with the first set when they were announced last year and now Penguin has released another set of cloth-bound classics! Elegant depictions of each story envelope these lovely tales and so beautifully done by London designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith. Be sure to check out this interview with the her regarding the new volumes. I loved reading her concept behind Jane Austen’s, Emma.

The new set includes Alice in Wonderland, Emma, The Odyssey, and Little Women, to name a few. A true collectors find and a book lovers delight!

14 Responses to “Classically Beautiful”

  1. Natalie Says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to add more of them to the set I already own.

  2. Says:

    love the “new vintage” look of these books. had to buy one for my friend as a just b/c as she loves pride and prejudice!

  3. Mandy Says:

    Swoon! *Surreptitiously adds to registry*

  4. sarah b. Says:

    i have both sets & love them so, so much!

  5. sara Says:

    holy smokes! i love books already…this just hurts! i want all new books! and all new bookshelves for my cute new books! i love that you might not ‘get’ the choice of design elements if you haven’t yet read these classics…fun!

  6. Whitney @ Whisker Graphics Says:

    These are stunning and inspirational! Can you imagine if all books were this beautiful!? Great find and thanks for sharing!

  7. erica Says:

    I love and want each and every one!

  8. Heart On My Sleeve Says:

    Ordered & Pre-ordered mine today via’s fabulous pricing!

  9. Anastasia Marie Says:

    I love them all as well! I featured them on my blog as well on March 9th! Couldn’t resist!

  10. Dognbird Says:

    I love all the recent minimalist and patterned designs on the classics – so great to see art within art!

  11. Haley Says:

    I love these! Every time Penguin releases a new set, I get so excited. (See also: the Penguin Great Ideas sets)

  12. Kate Says:

    I love these! I’ve been dying to get some ever since the first set came out! Some of these are definitely going on the wish list.

  13. Aimee Jo Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. This is why I have no desire for a Kindle. 🙂

  14. jana @ weekend vintage Says:

    Lovely….so beautiful!