One relic of the printed book you don’t see too often anymore is the dust jacket. Hardcover books sometimes still sport them, but honestly, I’m one of those people who usually ditches those covers while I’m reading because I’m afraid they’ll rip.
Facsimile Dustjackets hasn’t forgotten–this company boasts an archive of dust jackets from over 8,000 vintage books. You can visit their website to peruse the gallery and then you can even order your favorites as a print to hang on your wall. I’d love to display some vintage book art and I think there’s something lovely about a dust jacket that tells more the whole story about a book than just the front cover. Possibly it’s because I’m a publishing nerd. Either way, here are some of the dust jackets I quite enjoyed: