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Making Your Books All Handsome

B65908b1f4767c32aa7244992a7db571You can’t judge a book by its cover.

Whoever said that was lying.

Or dating someone unattractive.

Or had never met a man named Thatcher Wine.

Who’s he? You mean besides a guy with an incredible name?

He’s a stylist. A book stylist.

And he runs Juniper Books, an elegant operation that’s committed to making your book collection look all handsome... and leathery, available now.

So, this Wine guy. He’s got a colossal warehouse full of books out in Boulder. And yes, his primary passion in life: restoring old books (yes, one of life’s great pleasures).

Basically, he wants to take every book you own and make them look amazing/match your smoking jacket. He’ll do this by hunting down custom covers, wrapping them in supple leather or designing them to aesthetically enhance your library (note to self: build a library).

You’ll drop him a line. And send him your books. He’ll send them back. Only now: they’ll be covered in jackets that when placed side by side make up van Gogh’s Starry Night across their spines.

As for why you would do this: well, perhaps you’re really particular (read: anal) about your bookshelves. Or perhaps you just enjoy nice things that smell like vellum. Or maybe you’re reading something that you’d like disguised to look like a first-edition Dickens.

That something: totally not Fifty Shades of Grey.

Yeah, no, totally.

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