10 Beautiful Literary Box Sets


This week, we caught our first peek at the beautiful American paperback edition of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 , arranged as a mini box set and designed by John Gall (the guy behind pretty much all of the American paperbacks of Murakami’s books). Since Chip Kidd’s hardcover design was so amazing, we have to say that we’re impressed and excited that the paperback version is living up to it. To tide us over until the book is actually in our hands, we’ve taken a look at a few other beautiful box sets — from the simple to the extravagant — that we totally covet for our shelves. Click through to drool along with us, and let us know if we missed your favorite in the comments.

1Q84 , Haruki Murakami. Designed by John Gall.

Malcolm Gladwell: Collected . Designed by Paul Sahre.

The Secret History and The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt.

2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Designed by Charlotte Strick.

The Arabian Nights , translated by Malcolm and Ursula Lyons. Designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , by Lewis Carroll. Designed and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes , Bill Watterson

Khaled Hosseini box set.

The Complete Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Designed by Seth.