Leather Bound Classics
If you have ever been to a book-lover’s home you knew it immediately. Between the sweet musty smell of old paper to the obvious care and concern that each book on the shelves was alphabetized in its own logical category you knew this was a love affair. Maybe you are a book lover but do not know how to create an environment like that one and want to. If that is the case you can read on to find out how. The first thing you need to do is make sure you have a good collection of hardback books—that you have read.
Once you have a good collection of hardbacks you will want to move into a carefully selected collection of leather bound classics. Like many bibles, leather bound books shout classic and classy. Even for those who do not read the bible for religion, there is a respect for an old leather King James. Similarly, owning a book bound in leather shows your respect for the particular author and his work.
Some other leather bound classics that you might want to consider adding to your growing library might include some greats like Robinson Crusoe, Moby Dick, To Kill a Mockingbird and In Cold Blood. Most classic titles can be found by one of the two major publishers of leather bound classics, easton Press or Franklin Library. The amazing thing about these books (other than the timeless content) is the covers. Each of these books is uniquely covered. The leather is hand tooled and designed to fit with the style of the book. For example a science fiction novel will have some odd, geometric designs while a classic by Dickes will show off a more formal, antique type of cover. Once you experience buying a few of these leather bound classics you’ll likely get the bug and continue collecting them until your later years. I’ve enjoyed my collection tremendously and I’ll soon be sharing the joy with my young son.
If you love James Joyce or Fyodor Dostoyevsky, aside from being a student of their published work, there is no better way to express your affection for the quality of their literature than owning copies in leather. The reason it is best to start with hardback books is that Leather is expensive. When you make the leap to Leather bound check out leatherboundtreasures.com. This site features a wide variety of authors and books. You should be able to find your favorite leather bound classics. And be ready, the books are pricy. But the love you show to the author by having his work in such quality is unparalleled.