Judging A Book By Its Cover

Two weeks in a row, CBS Sunday Morning has had great book segments. Last week, they did a short piece on birding and the recent record sale of Birds of America. This week, we were treated to a short history of book covers and dust jackets, including interviews with major book jacket designers (Chip Kidd, needless to say), as well as a curator at NYPL to talk about fifteenth-century book covers. It runs about eight minutes and is great fun to watch. Check it out.