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Have you ever judged a book by its cover?

Don’t feel bad; you’re supposed to. But how are design choices made, and who holds the power to make them? In Book Dream’s first double-guest episode, Eve and Julie discuss and challenge conventions of book design with Ellen Lupton, graphic designer, writer, and educator, and Reif Larsen, author of “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet.”

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

“The novel is a cabinet of wonders, an odyssey of self-discovery, a family romance, a symphony of topography, geology and American history. The book hardly seems able to stay between its covers, bulging as it is with so many astonishments, so many crossings of fictional lines.”


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