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Book Blogger Hop: Cover Buying

OHHHH the PRETTTTTIIIEEESSSS!!!! I love cover art! #aestheticsmatter #sorrynotsorry BUT do we really buy books just because of the cover?! Come share what you think…

Book Blogger Hop (Final)

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question that runs from Friday to Thursday, hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.


Have you ever bought a book because you liked its cover art?

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)


COVERS! I love art and illustrations and have been sharing that love with my 10 year old nephew who has aphasia. I think there is something so visceral about a picture that doesn’t take any sort of thinking or knowledge but is all about our guts and our feelings… He may not understand what is meant when we read a picture book together but I always can tell when the art hits him just the right way… he lights up and becomes more animated!!

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I used to buy books all the time. Literally if the premise was good I’d want it and would have no problem shelling out hard earned cash to have it. So yeah covers were a huge part of that… though covers were not quite as pretty as they’ve gotten in the last 2 or 3 years… It’s not been that long but I feel like cover art is a huge part of the marketing of a book now. SOOO many bloggers have shelves of books they bought and haven’t read and while I don’t think exclusive cover art buys happen that often I do think they play their part in the impulsive purchase.

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Nowadays I have a dream to write my own books so I can’t burn through cash like I used to do. In other words I’m not a teenager anymore (NOOOOO!!!! hahaaahha) so I use the library A LOT. I do impulsively pick up books there due to the covers as I’m a rather aesthetic person but it’s all about the blurb at the end of the day…

Aww library love… so beautiful!

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Do you cover buy? Or author buy? (<–I think this one is more realistic?!)

Would you frame cover art if they offered it for sale?

Do you share your love of books with anyone?

Do you use your local library?


Thanks for reading, XOXODani Signature


18 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Cover Buying”

  1. haha yes, I’m often wooed by awesome covers too- but like you I can’t afford to deck out my shelves like Belle (as much as I really really want to) so I also use the library a lot (and get a lot of tatty second hand copies with not as funky covers lol 😉 ) But of course I occasionally cave when a book just looks too good and I happen to find myself in a bookshop… So yeah I really relate to this post!

  2. I definitely cover buy and yes, I have a few authors that I will auto buy. I own everything they have published, have read everything, and have enjoyed/gushed about everything.

  3. I recognize that I am sometimes swayed to pick up a book at the library because of the beautiful cover. (And I know in the past, I’ve avoided a book because of the “ugly” cover only to finally (reluctantly?) read it and discover that I love it, despite the cover.)

  4. I have never bought a book because of its cover art, but I certainly have gotten books from the library because of it. And some covers I would frame if they sold prints (Entwined).

  5. I have cover bought in the past, though now that I’m older I tend to curb that impulse a bit more. (I also don’t have the money to throw around so much.)

    But I do think we all have at some point or another!

    I said something similar to the covers being better now. It’s not that older ones were bad, but even with ebooks becoming more and more dominant — cover art has exploded beautifully and I love it! (I think it has to do with things being more digital. It’s easier for artists to be contacted to do covers, rather than the same people doing the paintings.)

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