Hey guys! How are you all? As many of you book bloggers and bookstagrammers will know, lusting after pretty books and lovely covers takes up a lot of our time! Time spent researching different editions (drooling at other bookstagrammers’ feeds) or curating our collections (drooling on Amazon) or doing our own research into which editions we want to collect next! (Drooling at the bookstore).
So, I thought I’d share with you all the editions that I’m currently collecting and where I’ve got up to in those collections, just in case you’d find it as interesting as I do!
First up, is my Harry Potter collection. While I love different editions of these books, like the illustrated ones they bring out every year and the different house editions they’ve just released; I’m specifically collecting the slipcase gift editions. More expensive, you can get them for around £20 per book online. Sadly, I’ve only got the first two so far! Each book is a hardback with a ribbon page marker (NO idea what those are actually called?!), a coloured map of Hogwarts, lovely end-papers and comes in a hardback slipcase, in a contrasting colour. Both the book and the slipcase have gold foil line drawings on them! The covers all match, but the books are all different.
Next up, is one of the hugest collections of gorgeous editions there are- Penguin’s Clothbound Classics. I adore these! Luckily I don’t want the entire range of them, but I do want to substantially add to my collection! I have ten at the moment; the works of Austen, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anna Karenina and Dracula. You can get these on Amazon for as little as £11 for some of them. I adore how well these editions go together and how pretty and stylish they are.
Next, is a series of editions that I’ve just started collecting and are already nearly complete! Don’t you just love smaller collections of books? These are fairytales in hardback books that have been illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia. There are only three in the set so far, I won Cinderella from a fairytale bookstagram challenge, hosted by the lovely webookingloveit, and I bought myself Alice in Wonderland a few days ago! Now, I’m only missing Snow White. These run for about £10 both online and in Waterstones, but I bought my copy in Waterstones to get another stamp on my loyalty card! They’re illustrated inside, in colour, and are deliciously eerie. Plus the typography is great, too.
Next is the Puffin in Bloom collection, that are just gorgeous little hardbacks and some of the prettiest books I own! I have all four of the first ones, but I’m missing Alice in Wonderland-I didn’t buy that one straightaway as I was irritated that the size is a lot bigger than these four, but Alice has colour illustrations inside and these ones don’t, so that makes up for it! I seriously adore these ones!
Then we have these newly redesigned Agatha Christie books. I’ve long been a fan of her Poirot series, as well as a few of her standalone mysteries, too. (I’m not a Marple fan.) These paperbacks are floppy and I love the photography on the front! They feel sleek and stylish. This is an older photo, so I currently have about 9 out of the 30 odd Poirot books in the series that I want to collect!
Next, are these Vintage Classics editions of Austen’s novels. I have the complete set of Austen (YAY), but they’ve just released a lovely set of Russian literature that I’m eager to get my hands on next! As these are paperbacks, these Austens are very good value for money and the patterns pop so well!
The next two series of editions are ones where I only have one book in each so far! I only have The Snow Queen out of the gorgeous Barnes & Noble leatherbound classics collection, and I only have The Beauty and the Beast in the Minalima books. Although there are only three currently out in that series, I’d quite like Peter Pan to add to my collection, but I’m not fussed about The Jungle Book!
I’m sure I’ve probably left some out, but those are the series that I’m currently collecting! Are any of you collecting any of these? Which editions of books do you love? Let me know and thanks for reading!