Exploring My Bookshelves…for Absent Dust Jackets

Exploring My Bookshelves For EveryoneAnother fun question this week for Exploring My Bookshelves hosted by Addlepates and Book Nerds.  Each Friday, bloggers are invited to post a picture of their bookshelf, and write in response to a prompt about said-bookshelf.

Today’s prompt is…a hardback missing its dust jacket.

I have a lot of very old hardbacks with no dust jackets, but I’m not certain all of them had dust jackets to begin with.  In the case of Silver Woven in My Hair, though, I know there used to be a dust jacket.


It’s not altogether accurate to describe the dust jacket as missing.  It didn’t just got lost–I threw it out.  I hated the cover, and I thought the book looked far more elegant without it!

2 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves…for Absent Dust Jackets

  1. I don’t know if I could ever do that to a book, but I can absolutely understand why you did. I hate it when the dust jacket ruins the real cover! Thanks for participating (a million weeks late from me) 🙂

  2. dianem57

    Sometimes the dust jacket just doesn’t do the book justice, so why keep it? The book can look good without it if the underlying hardback edition is done right.

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