Swoon! These paper bag book jackets by Book City Jackets in Williamsburg are so beautiful and nostalgia-inducing! Love at first sight! Emma Gaines-Ross and Jeremy Schwartz founded Book City Jackets in 2008 and they have so far released two “artist-editions” featuring the illustrations of Eveline Tarunadjaja, Matthew Caputo, and Morgan Blair in the first edition, and Nishat Akhtar, Cheeming Boey and Michael C. Hsiung in the second. It’s great cus I’ve often wondered out loud why the Japanese ritual of wrapping books never really made it over here outside of public school requirements. Hope to start seeing beautifully covered up books on the subway now, just like in Tokyo!
Book City Jackets will be at the Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted holiday market which opens November 27 at their very first Manhattan location on E. 4th and Lafayette. Should be chock-full of lovely stuff as usual!