Thursday, 23 June 2011

Evergreens

If you're reading this, I may have (temporarily at least) tamed Firefox and its woes. So let's look at some pretty books I've stumbled across. They're from Penguin's Indian arm, and that company has done their damnedest to hide them on their website. They're named the Evergreens, and they're designed as the Subcontinental answer to the various Great Ideas/Journeys/Food series Penguin UK has produced over the last few years. Like the Great ideas, the cover designs have been limited to a palette of black and orange.
















I'm going to try to get hold of some of these--before postage, they work out to about $2 Australian each. However, even in this day and age, though, ordering books from India is not the easiest thing. It can have its rewards: one bookshop sent my parcel of books wrapped in muslin and sealed with wax, which had a pleasantly vibe of antiquity to it that you don't normally get when you order stuff online.

9 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

these are nice. Simple—as it goes with a series, some better than others.

Everything smells different when it's sent from India. Like incense and fresh newspaper...

JRSM said...

It does! Although I've found that the glue on Indian pricetags may be the hardest to remove from book covers without ripping the varnish/artwork off.

Booketing said...

Very nice covers !

Hence72 said...

another wonderful collection

thatcovergirl said...

Oooh, I love all of these!

hanamint patio furniture said...

I would probably starting my own collection soon. You just influenced me.

drpessimistanticant said...

did you have any luck getting hold of these? I've had great difficulty in getting books from India to the uk, and I'm starting to wonder if I'm doing it wrong.

JRSM said...

Sadly, no-I ordered a couple of these and some other books, all from the same seller, and a few of the other books arrived, but most of my order seems to have vanished in transit. I'm currently attempting to find out what happened.

JRSM said...

I should add that there's one shop I've never had any problems with--Oxford Bookstore--and have ordered from them multiple times, but they didn't have these in stock.