lunch break shopping: capri
pretty page turners we fell in love with today, with italy in mind
March 11, 2014Column: deliberate polish
judge a book by its cover? absolutely. while we love books for their characters and thrilling prose, we can also make an argument for looking at books instead of reading them when our local language skills are less than fluent.
this month we took a page from our new favorite italian destination (capri!) and spent our lunch hour shopping online curating a new collection of italian covers—some translated, some not. all bellissimo.
hotel il pellicano by robert violette, john swope, and juergen teller: the next best thing to staying at the famous tuscany hotel is catching a glimpse of the glamorous dolce vita through the lens of a few of our favorite photographers.
rome by m.sasek: a children’s book that well deserves its spot on the coffee table thanks to sunny, mid-century sketches of the eternal city.
storia dei mille by g.c. abba: when was the last time a history book looked this pretty? we see its second life as a cloth-bound bookend propping up a towering line of novels.
tutte le opere di giacomo leopardi a cura by franceso flora: behind this shiny, beautiful script is the work of a great italian poet.
the late mattia pascal by luigi pirandello: after reading, we’ll prop this on the ledge of a vanity to balance spare bits & baubles.