Book posters?
May 10, 2014 1:42 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for visually striking posters of books that I love. Could be an exact book cover blown up, or perhaps an artist's own illustration. What's a good source for these?

There are a million places to find movie posters online, but what about books? Of course, there's not a century-long history of book posters advertising future book releases on the walls of book theaters, so maybe that's why for the most part they seem harder to find.

I imagine a common answer will be Etsy, which is a great source if broad. is more focused on books, though I find the posters there for the most part visually stagnant. Any others that Google isn't immediately popping up for me?

In particular, looking for posters of Gravity's Rainbow or Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon, Hundred Years of Solitude or Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garcia Marquez, or the Cyberiad or His Master's Voice by Stanislaw Lem. Original language preferred but not required. There is an option or two on Etsy, but looking for more!

posted by lewedswiver to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
This is a little off the mark, but -- Penguin put out a great box of postcards of a hundred different Penguin covers -- Postcards from Penguin -- and a Google image search shows a variety of framing ideas. Not quite the same visual impact as a single cover blown up, but perhaps of interest.
posted by kmennie at 2:15 PM on May 10, 2014 [2 favorites]

Book Cover Posters at The Literary Gift Co.
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posted by Ideefixe at 2:57 PM on May 10, 2014 [4 favorites]

Well, Facsimile Dust Jackets L.L.C. has cover reproductions, but they're not poster sized. Would this satisfy your Gravity's Rainbow fandom?

(Warning: I've found their website to be a bit clunky.)
posted by benito.strauss at 8:01 PM on May 10, 2014
posted by stray at 11:13 PM on May 10, 2014

Best answer: Lou Reed 'Transformer' Poster Print Album by StandardDesigns - albums constructed by books

Book Cover Prints Pomalia

Alice In Wonderland Giclee Fine Art Print by JazzberryBlue and on Society6

Edgar Allan Poe Print Literary Quote by NeverMorePrints

Walt Whitman Quote and Aldous Huxley Fine Art Print by ObviousState

Writers and Their Typewriters Literary Poster by PigeonEditions

One Hundred Years of Solitude// Gabriel by LuminousParticular

Ode To Literature by CreativeDaffodil

Gravity's Rainbow Thomas Pynchon Poster by MadeForHomeee

1984 Book Cover and Lord of the Flies Poster by BooksbytheirCover

Lord of the Flies Limited Edition Book Cover by ToColorTheEyes

The Hobbit Book Cover Illustration Art Print by BuzzStudios

Lots here: Bookish Posters including One Hundred Years of Solitude Poster

Recovering the Classics: A crowdsourced collection of original covers for the greatest works of fiction in the public domain.


From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, Beloved Children’s Classics as Minimalist Posters

New posters for The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time including 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' as imagined by Margarita Stchetinskaya

The Whale Art Print by Terry Fan | Society6 and Moby Dick Art Print by Rachael Shankman

Literary Quote Poster — A quote from David Foster Wallace Framed Art Print by Evan Beltran | Society6

Sort of random but: Famous Writers' Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity Art Print

The Bronte sisters Art Print by Mrs Peggotty

Brave New World Art Print by Lauren Owen

Hang your favorite book on the wall - Postertext

Agatha Christie Prints


10 Alternative Book Covers
posted by barnone at 6:48 PM on May 15, 2014

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