When I was at Beauty & Essex a few week back, I saw a really gorgeous copy of The Great Gatsby in the window and I wanted to know where it was from. After doing some digging, I’ve made a wonderful discovery: Coralie Bickford Smith. She has taken classics and made them gorgeously design worthy – putting beautiful covers on your favorite stories.

I read a great quote yesterday – “So many things are good enough, why not pick the one that’s beautiful?” This is how I feel about these beauties. I’m officially ready to upgrade my classics. These also make an EXCELLENT gift idea!

Look how awesome they look on a bookshelf?


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