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Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) 

American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

Hammett “is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time”. In his obituary in The New York Times, he was described as “the dean of the… ‘hard-boiled’ school of detective fiction." His novels and stories also had a significant influence on films. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust cover detail from The Maltese Falcon By Dashiell Hammett. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. Jacket design by Warren Chappell.

The Signs Aesthetics

Aries: Black knee ripped pants, Paint on skin, Headphones, Road trips, Man buns

Taurus: Colored hair, Flower dresses, Septum piercings, Yellow convers, Mountains, Books

Gemini: Jean jackets, Crystals, Nose rings, Concerts, vinyls, Neon Lights, Wind

Cancer: Messy hair, Stargazing, Night swimming, Nude highlighters, White rooms

Leo: High ponytails, Lip gloss, Furr coats, High heels, Rings, Gold, Queen Bee

Virgo: Floral couches, Colored lipstick, Guitars, Trees, Bare footed, Sunshine

Libra: Sweet tea, Adidas, Straightened hair, Pools, Ladybugs, Dad hats, Sand

Scorpio: Red lipstick, Black clothing, Ice cubes, Mirrors, Acrylic nails, Midnight texts

Sagittarius: Boyfriend jeans, Tennis, Art, Cartilage piercing, Sugar, Flannels

Capricorn: Snow, Rain clouds, White roses, Polaroid photos, Coffee, Morning fog

Aquarius: Blue skys, Necklaces, Lakes, French doors, Gardens, House plants, Afternoon naps

Pisces: Aquariums, Lavender, Koi fish, Cracks in sidewalks, Creeks, Mason jars

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Herman Wouk (born May 27, 1915)

American author, whose best-selling 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust jacket details from The Caine Mutiny. A Novel of World War II By Herman Wouk. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. Jacket painting by John Hull.

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Really happy to be able to show you my Book Jacket design for Moonstone by Icelandic Author Sjón

What an honor to work from such a beautiful novel from one of my favorite authors! Huge thanks to Natalie Chen for the wonderful art direction.

Moonstone will be published in June this year by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton.

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Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) 

American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Dust jacket front and back from Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie. The Poetry of Maya Angelou. New York: Random House, 1971.

Truth comes first ~P.1

Originally posted by fyeahriverdale

► Summary: 

Despite the fact that the reader is just a teenager, she has bigger problems, some of them unable to handle. 

Also when the Jason Blossom’s case starts to become an attractive mystery to her, she looks for someone else to help her which leads her to Jughead Jones. 

► Pair: Jughead Jones x Reader

►  Word Count: 1,668

► Warnings: none

► A/N: Hello and welcome to the first part of the new Jughead Jones’ series. I hope you like and enjoy it, if that’s the case, let me know! I will appreciate it a lot and also I would know if I should start working on the next part! Tags are opened! 


Riverdale high school. First class in the morning.

The students start to fill the classrooms. Some of them are sleepy, as if they still were on their beds. Some others were ready to keep learning another day more and the rest just hated to be there.

You couldn’t be put in none of the groups mentioned before. You were just there. Ready for the classes? Of course. Eager for them? Not that much, at least usually. First class on Mondays were always an exception. Your favorite subject; psychology.

You were sitting in the placed you always used to occupy since the very first day without a partner by your side. Not that you didn’t have friends at all, you just knew how to enjoy loneliness most of the times.

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Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937)

From our stacks: Dust jacket detail of The Dark Brotherhood and Other Pieces by H. P. Lovecraft & Divers Hands. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1966. “The jacket is the work of the Wisconsin artist, Frank Utpatel, Lovecraft’s first illustrator in book form.”

Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman

Translated from the Swedish by Lars Malmstrom and David Kushner

“Jacket design by Tony Palladino”

“INGMAR BERGMAN’S PHOTGRAPH BY DAN BUDNIK, MAGNUM”

Simon and Schuster, New York, 1960

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 60-14283

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Important Question for Booknerds...

Did anyone else ever take the jackets off their books because they liked seeing the gold lettering and pictures underneath on the actual books and the way they shone in the light on your shelf, and then got rid of said book covers (despite liking the art) because it didn’t occur to your young brain at the time that you could and should keep both, and now you regret it years later because you really really liked that cover art and want the book jackets back but they don’t sell them separately online so now you kick yourself in the pants for being so dumb?