Airport Bookstore
March 14, 2011 6:14 PM   Subscribe

Airport Bookstore
Every week I choose one book title and post four covers from different countries.
posted by Rora (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Hey this is really cool!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:12 PM on March 16, 2011

I really like this.
posted by gomichild at 12:20 AM on March 18, 2011

Bookmarked. Hope you feature Murakami soon. I love the covers of his books.
posted by pleasebekind at 10:50 AM on March 18, 2011

This is incredibly fantastic and I hope you keep it up.
posted by oxford blue at 6:57 AM on March 19, 2011

Thanks so much, everyone!
posted by Rora at 3:17 PM on March 19, 2011

Love this, please keep updating!
posted by futureisunwritten at 6:58 PM on March 21, 2011

Very keen!

Two questions: is it your intention that the whole images don't fit in each frame, making layers of scrolling? I like the idea that you can't see who published the editions or where they were published, but it's a lot of scrolling.

Also, could you add artists for the covers? Or is that information generally not so easy to find?
posted by filthy light thief at 12:33 PM on March 22, 2011

Hey filthy light thief, that seems odd. I don't know what technical questions to ask you but no, that's not the intention. The images actually resize to fit the browser when using Firefox and IE so I don't know what's going on, sorry!

And yeah, finding the cover artists would be beyond my abilities. Sometimes it's not even easy for English-language books.

Thanks again, Metafilter! I have over 80 followers now! And people are tweeting about airportbookstore! With their tweets! It's amazing.
posted by Rora at 5:30 PM on March 22, 2011

Aha! It's a script thing. I was blocking tumblr scripts, and when I allowed them, the site looked wonderful!
posted by filthy light thief at 5:28 PM on March 27, 2011

Have you considered adding a link to or a summary of the book (the inside or back cover blurb, approximately)? Some of these sound interesting but I don't know them yet. If you're already bothering to look up the images, this is a 30-second improvement.

Thank goodness your taste is better than the average airport bookstore. (Whatzit has spent way too much money on over-priced crap books in sheer desperation.)
posted by whatzit at 12:02 PM on April 1, 2011

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