Those Pretty Books! #fbm16

book1Der Lauf der Liebe (The Course of Love) by Alain de Botton. All pics by Franzi, made on the #fbm16.

Every year on the Frankfurt Book Fair I am looking out for books that are unique – not only in their content (which remains the priority) but also in their look. I am not the only crazy person doing this – there are even two competitions that are selecting the most beautiful books every year: The Stiftung Buchkunst honors the best book design and then there is the Beauty and the Book Award. Here are my four favorites…

Have a beautiful day!

book4Alice im Wunderland & Alice hinter den Spiegeln (Alice in Wonderland & Alice through the Looking Glass) by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Floor Rieder.

book2The cookbook Octaphilosophy by the Taiwanese chef André Chiang looks extremely precious.

book3The most beautiful children’s book I have seen this year on the book fair: Von einem mutigen Hasen, der heimlich auszog, die Welt zu entdecken und das Fürchten zu lernen (From a brave rabbit, who secretly went away to discover the world and to learn what fear is) by Alexandre Chardin and Mylène Rigaudie.

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