50 Clever Minimalist Book Covers

You can’t judge a book by its cover but you can commend it for being absolutely beautiful. Any book cover that makes you do a double-take deserves some praise for its fantastic design. Therefore, this is a collection of 50 minimalistic book covers that inspire on both the inside and especially the outside.

1. Listening to Trees by A. K. Hellum

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2. Obsession by Lennard J. Davis

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3. Storycraft by Jack Hart

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4. The Nazi Symbiosis by Sheila Faith Weiss

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5. The Arc of War by Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson

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6. Citrus by Pierre Laszlo

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7. The Second Man by Edward Grierson

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8. Piracy by Adrian Johns

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9. Lost Decades by Menzie D. Chinn and Jeffry A. Frieden

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10. Dangerous Frames by Nicholas J. G. Winter

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11. 1984 by George Orwell

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12. Women by Charles Bukowski

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13. Against Happiness by Eric G. Wilson

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14. Wet Apples, White Blood by Naomi Guttman

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15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

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16. Bodies by Susie Orbach

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17. The Mayor’s Tongue by Nathaniel Rich

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18. The Second Plane by Martin Amis

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19. White Fever by Jacek Hugo-Bader

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20. Hack by Dmitry Samarov

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21. Contested Reproduction by John H. Evans

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22. An Apology for Idlers by Robert Louis Stevenson

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23. An Ethics of Interrogation by Michael Skerker

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24. Navigators of the Contemporary by David A. Westbrook

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25. Rebound by Stephen Rose

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26. The Pesthouse by Jim Crace

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27. The Complete Stories by David Malouf

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28. Flying Leap by Judy Budnitz

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29. Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist by Anthony Cronin

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30. From Square One by Dean Olsher

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31. Brothers & Beasts by Kate Bernheimer

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32. Columbine by Dave Cullen

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33. Imprint by Daniel Eatock

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34. Young Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald

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35. The Spirit of Saint Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh

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36. Heat by Bill Buford

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37. Accident by Ross Hamilton

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38. Calamity and Other Stories by Daphne Kalotay

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39. The Verificationist by Donald Antrim

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40. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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41. Semantic Antics by Sol Steinmetz

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42. The Cigarette Century by Allen M. Brandt

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43. Super Capitalism by Robert B. Reich

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44. Suiza Constructiva by Serge and Patricia Molins

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45. The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges

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46. Garden State by Rick Moody

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47. All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen

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48. One Red Paperclip by Kyle MacDonald

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49. Special Orders by Edward Hirsch

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50. 9th and 13th by Jonathan Coe

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From the well planned use of open space to clever typographical design, minimalistic covers make books mysterious, beautiful, and irresistibly inviting.

Ken Hattori

Ken Hattori is a technology writer with onlinegraphicdesigndegree.com who has a passion for design, photography, letterpress, and just about anything that is appealing to the eye. Having spent some time living in Japan, he has developed a fascination with minimalistic and clean designs.

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2 Responses to 50 Clever Minimalist Book Covers

  1. serkan says:

    thanks for this inspiration post

  2. serkan says:

    thanks for this inspiration

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