A friend and I were chatting a couple of days ago and saying that some of the most compelling visuals can be found on book covers. After seeing their recent post The 50 Coolest Book Covers it’s obvious the folks at ShortList.com agree. They also smartly observe that “a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience. It’s the first thing you see, and a great cover can draw you in and persuade you to start that journey of discovery, page by page. We’ve picked 50 of the coolest for you to enjoy: some are iconic; some are clever; some are beautiful; some are scary and many have transcended their original home to become as famous as the book itself. All are very cool.”
We totally agree!
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.