We judged books by their covers for this gallery of 2019’s best designs (so far), and the results are stunning. From Jor Ros’ striking illustration for Patron Saints of Nothing to Grace Han’s creative take on Bangkok Wakes to Rain, these 19 designs deliver our favorite book covers of the year. Click through the images to browse our picks celebrating the designers and illustrators we love.
If you want to view even more book covers, you can check out our galleries of the best book covers of 2018 and the best book covers of June 2019. We also recommend visiting both Spine Magazine’s and The Casual Optimist’s websites, as they introduced us to many of our favorite designs.