09/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Books Without Jackets Make Big Splash This Fall

What makes these books so unusual-looking is that, even though they're hardcovers, their cover art is not printed on dust jackets but instead stamped directly onto the boards that hug their pages. The result is a handsome, eye-catching look that reflects a heightened awareness on the part of publishers that books these days cannot be counted on to simply sell themselves.

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