Saturday, June 27, 2015

Literary Matchbooks

Kerry Hammond is here today to show us some matchbooks that look like actual books, although much, much smaller.

I was once again wandering through my favorite local bookstore, the Tattered Cover, when I came across something equal parts adorable and ingenious. At the counter, I spotted a cigar box full of matchbooks. Each one had a shrunken sized book cover of a famous book on the front.

I had to buy a couple for myself, and sifted through to find Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie.

I also found Only the Dead Know Brooklyn, Thomas Wolfe Short Stories.

I still can’t get over how cute they are.