Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

If you haven’t heard, UK book-tailer Book Depository is closing. The news was announced on their Twitter account and elsewhere:

As someone who is often in the camp of coveting UK covers, I’m sad to see this news. They were a reliable source of UK editions, shipped quickly, and had a great selection.

Here are a few UK covers I’ve added to my own personal library.

I preferred the bright color palette of this one with its pinks and golds off-set by the deep navy. I also loved the more detailed depiction of the characters.

I own about half the Psy-Changeling series in UK cover format. I like how they all have the same designs and definitely show that they’re part of a series. It feels like a more minimalistic way to show a hot cover model.

The US edition of this macbeth retelling isn’t as bad, but there’s something about the sharpness of the elements here from the font to the lipstick that I preferred more.

Another case of the US cover also being striking, but the retro, Jetsons-esque feel of this one captured my attention more!

I believe these are now the permanent covers for the Kindle versions, but I bought the entire series in UK paperbacks just for these covers, rather than the clinch-esque US versions.

The color palette wins again! I also how, on first glance, you think this is a symmetrical design, but there are subtle differences.

How do you feel about the Book Depository news? Do you have any favorite UK covers? And, if you have suggestions where to get UK editions from a great seller, let me know in the comments!

By cb2gp