Book Drooling – Juniper Books

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I can’t believe that I never discovered this website before. Juniper Books has probably the most wonderful boxed collections of books that I’ve seen recently. Ok, I loved the Puffin book set that I blogged about recently here but that was for children. All these book sets I am featuring in today’s post are for adults and I want, want, want them all.

For Bronte Lovers

For Bronte Lovers

This would make a lovely gift for a bibliophile loved one

This would make a lovely gift for a bibliophile loved one

Once all the books in the series are out, I want to buy a complete boxed set of these books. I love how this collection looks

Once all the books in the series are out, I want to buy a complete boxed set of these books. I love how this collection looks

Russian Classics

Russian Classics

This amazing looking collection includes the following books:

  1. The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  2. The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov
  3. Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  5. Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
  6. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  7. The Collected Stories by Alexander Pushkin
  8. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  9. Fathers & Sons by Ivan Turgenev
French Classics

French Classics

Personally, I don’t find the French classic collection as attractive as the Russian one, and the books themselves are not that interesting for me, but for the sake of completeness it would be great to have.

One of my personal favorites (and that is because I love nautical yarns and Moby Dick is one of my all-time favorites) is this Herman Melville collection. How adorable is that whale image spanning across three books.

The Herman Melville Collection

The Herman Melville Collection

I am seriously thinking of getting the below book collection for Snubnose. I love that it will come customized with her name on the band, but I also love how unisex most of these books are, and I just know that once Piglet is old enough, he would love The Wind in the Willows. How do I know that for sure? Well, I don’t, it’s just wishful thinking.

Click on over to Juniper Books to see just how awesome these book covers are

Click on over to Juniper Books to see just how awesome these book covers are

So, yes, I love these book covers and I love the idea of having these book sets in my collection. But, and this is a big but, the prices are just so over the top and way beyond my budget that all I can do is blog about them, pin them on my board, and drool over these pictures now and then.

Sigh!

Have you heard of Juniper books or bought something from them? If you have let me know what you think of them. And would you pay a premium for books with pretty covers and binding? I never thought I was that kind of person, but now I think if I had the money, I would probably spring for some beautiful timeless books.

  • Oh how lovely to have all the covers create one beautiful picture like that!

  • I love it when the spines fit together like a puzzle! How clever and fun. Folio has some similar sets (notably their Sherlock Holmes volumes, with images of Holmes and Watson). They are super pricey but some books can be found on eBay for cheap.

  • How cool! How gorgeous! I would pay beautiful books (the Folio Society poses a constant temptation to me) if I had the disposable income for them, AND if I could inspect them before buying them. You never know about paper texture and types of bindings until you can peer at them.

    • Nishita

      @readingtheend:disqus I should check out The Folio Society too. And I agree with you, it’s far better to be able to check out the books in person before you commit.

  • Wanton Ruminating

    *cough* just saw the prices! *sigh* well, there’s on price on looking at least, is there ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus haha, yes, no prices for looking. These books are super-expensive ๐Ÿ™

  • Wanton Ruminating

    Yes! I would!!! Pay for beautiful books that is. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am intrigued by the Russsian collection and the game of thrones one. You do realize that box sets are not usually repeated – which means when the new games of thrones books come out they would not be in the same covers ๐Ÿ™ I am going over to the Juniper books site right now )

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus I am definitely buying a boxed set of Game of Thrones (not necessarily this one), but only after all the books are out. I want a fabulous collection that comes with its own map, and colorful illustrations, and maybe even some commentary. That’s what I am saving up for ๐Ÿ˜€

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