I really love leather-bound books. Not, naturally, ones covered in bloody hand-prints, but allllll other types of leather-bound books I enjoy. I love the texture, the smell, the colors. Something about it makes a book feel special. As though it has a legacy, a story larger than just the sum of the ink on the pages. I like that they engage my senses on so many different levels. When those big leather-bound collections started coming out a few years ago, I confess I went on a bit of a book-buying spree. Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the complete works of Shakespeare, and the collected stories of Sherlock Holmes. It always feels special to sit down to read something from them. Particularly with a hot cup of tea and a warm blanket on a cold day. Probably the best part of Fall.
I know the contents don’t change any, but for some reason the package makes it a little more special. What other things do you enjoy a little more when the presentation changes?