50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

Books displayed on a shelf in a shop need to attract prospective buyers, and the first and most important way that can be done is with an eye-catching cover design. Whether it is very significant to the content of the book, or completely 'off the wall' in its design, it is what is going to make people pick the book up and read the back cover.

There are many articles advising designers to look around them and to look everywhere for inspiration, and perhaps some do walk into bookshops and browse the book and magazine cover designs, but I am guessing most don't often have either the time or the inclination to do that, so today we are bringing you a collection of beautifully designed book covers for your inspiration – some new, some old, and in many and varying styles of design, just like browsing a book store.

50 Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

Beautifully Designed Book Covers for Inspiration

Empire Rising
Empire Rising

Wall Street
Wall Street

And Then There's This
And Then There's This

Exit A
Exit A

Triangular Road
Triangular Road

Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story

Uncommon Sense
Uncommon Sense

An Ethics of Interrogation
An Ethics of Interrogation

Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation
Raising The Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation

The Storm
The Storm

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The King Of Methlehem
The King Of Methlehem

Incendiary
Incendiary

The Luzhin Defense
The Luzhin Defense

The Naked Pint
The Naked Pint

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

One To Nine
One To Nine

Confessions Of An English Opium Eater
Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Resistance
Resistance

Hunger
Hunger

The Weight Of Nothing
The Weight Of Nothing

Sweet Bird of Youth
Sweet Bird of Youth

A Taste of the Unexpected
A Taste of the Unexpected

The Opposite House
The Opposite House

The Kingdom of Infinite Space
The Kingdom of Infinite Space

Dangerous Frames
Dangerous Frames

Stone
Stone

Uberpower
Uberpower

The Catastrophist
The Catastrophist

The Age of Entanglement
The Age of Entanglement

Black Seconds
Black Seconds

The Bug
The Bug

Voices
Voices

The Almond Picker
The Almond Picker

Then We Came To The End
Then We Came To The End

Religion Explained
Religion Explained

The Boy Who Fell Out Of The Sky
The Boy Who Fell Out Of The Sky

Pragmatism: A Reader
Pragmatism: A Reader

Tiepolo Pink
Tiepolo Pink

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivot
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivot

Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human
Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human

Predictive Analytics
Predictive Analytics

The Art of Zentangle
The Art of Zentangle

The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Surfaces and Essences
Surfaces and Essences

Conclusion

Hopefully you have been inspired by these book cover designs, and have gained some ideas for your future projects. In website design 'content is king', and in books, content is not just king it is everything, however, there still needs to be a draw to attract prospective readers, and books have a small, front page area to do just that.

Please share your opinions with us. Do you know of other beautiful book cover designs that we have missed from this list? Which of those featured above is your favorite? It's over to you!