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Prettiest books for your bookshelf

Real books are fighting back against their digital counterparts. Publishers are playing to their strengths by creating increasingly covetable tomes

White bookshelf, Colourful books

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Real books are fighting back against their digital counterparts. Publishers are playing to their strengths by creating increasingly covetable tomes: Covered with cloth, colour coordinated and embellished with art, they look stunning either on your shelves or toted like accessories.


 

Best dressed

A cloth cover and ribbons set this book apart.

The Mystery of Mercy Close, Marian Keyes, $35.


 

Work of art

Fashion illustrator Sarah Singh gives the classics a makeover.

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë, $10.


 

A rainbow of reading

Mix and match these Pantone-inspired volumes.

The Books Are Beautiful collection, $17 each, Random House.