PAP has also parlayed Baker’s art into a sweet “Classic Paperbacks" memory game, which I don’t mind sharing, was a saving grace on some nights during quarantine. The classic matching game remains a serene pastime, all the more so when you get to gaze upon interesting book covers the whole time. The game contains fifty-two cards (twenty-six pairs), showcasing the books of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, George Orwell, and Susan Sontag, among others, for $19.95. Said Baker of the books he chose for the project: "Books come to stand for various episodes of our lives, for certain idealisms, follies of belief, moments of love. They accumulate our marks, our stains, our innocent abuses--they come to wear our experiences of them on their covers and bindings like wrinkles on our skin."
If games aren’t your thing—perhaps puzzles are? Puzzles have certainly made a comeback in recent months, and the creative folks at Litographs, which began with literary-themed T-shirts and expanded into an empire of bookish apparel and furnishings, have you covered.