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The Best Book Covers of Fall 2019

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From Matt Griffin’s striking illustration for Dune to Sarahmay Wilkinson’s haunting interpretation of Felon, the designs in this gallery deliver some of the season’s best book covers. Click through the images to browse our top picks from August, September and October that celebrate the designers and illustrators we love.

If you want to view even more book covers, you can check out our gallery of the best book covers of 2019 (so far). We also recommend visiting both Spine Magazine’s and The Casual Optimist’s websites, as they introduced us to many of our favorite designs.

1 of 16 Dune (Deluxe Edition) by Frank Herbert

Design by Adam Auerbach and Matt Griffin; illustration by Matt Griffin

2 of 16 All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg

Design by Catherine Casalino

3 of 16 The World Doesn't Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott

Design by Laywan Kwan; art direction by Steve Attardo; art by Fehamu Pecou

4 of 16 The Case Against Reality by Donald Hoffman

Design by Sarahmay Wilkinson

5 of 16 Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Design by Olga Grlic; illustration by Kevin Wada

6 of 16 Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Design by Owen Gildersleeve

(We revealed the cover back in February and learned that Gildersleeve hand-cut the layers for the letters.)

7 of 16 Lithium by Walter A. Brown

Design by Keith Hayes

8 of 16 One Day by Gene Weingarten

Design by David Litman

9 of 16 The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

Design by Tyler Comrie

10 of 16 Gorgeous War by Tim Blackmore

Design by Michel Vrana

11 of 16 Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts

Design by Sarahmay Wilkinson; art by Titus Kaphar

12 of 16 Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton

Design by Thomas Colligan

13 of 16 I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Design by Erin Fitzsimmons and Catherine San Juan; illustration by Adams Carvalho

14 of 16 I'm Telling the Truth But I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi

Design by Matthew McNerney/Polemic Design

15 of 16 Grand Union by Zadie Smith

Design by Gray318

16 of 16 The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Design by Suzanne Dean and Noma Bar; art by Noma Bar

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