Strange Book Covers

It is said that we should not judge a book by its cover.

So lets just judge the cover, not the books, a simple cover that can tell so much. It holds the title, the words hiding an entire story behind them more or less interesting. That is why some cannot pass without being observed and analyzed.

In general, there are books that we don't usually need and at the first sight they might seem funny and totally weird.


knitting with dog hair You can find it on Amazon: Knitting With Dog Hair: Better A Sweater From A Dog You Know and Love Than From A Sheep You’ll Never Meet


toilet train




avoid work


farting explain'd






Leaving aside the funny part, a book cover can still look strange through its shape and material. An example would be Barbara's Yates impressive creations.

"This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop."    (Alfred Hitchcock) No other words could be more true.

Her wooden books are simply amazing: the covers are not only strange by shape, but also have the power of giving an unusual strength and bondage to those thin pages between them.































Source via Bibliophilic


I also found these books of shadows which seemed pretty unusual too . Their covers are beautifully carved and full of symbolism, each of them prepared to hide a world of magic and mystery. 










Source: Gypsy Eyes Curio 


And the last one and most interesting I could say:


Wooden book

Fairytales Artist book

(COVER: Copper, Wood; PAGES: Mixed Media by Peter Madden)




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Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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15 Responses to “Strange Book Covers”

  1. Extrañas portadas para libros…

    Galería de imágenes con una selección de portadas de libros, que no te dejarán indiferente….

  2. […] La verdad es que viendo algunas no entiendo quién se va a comprar alguno de estos libros, pero en fin, como se dice vulgarmente: hay gente p’a tó. Y si no, echad un vistazo a estas portadas de libros tan horteras raras, pero como diría el gran Papuchi: rara, rara, rara. Decidme qué haríais vosotros si os encontráis con algo así en una tienda. Seguro que lo abréis para ver que contiene, ¿o no? […]

  3. Thank You

  4. Hello,

    I am so pleased to see that I am a Celebrity now! lol
    I Thank You so much for listing my wood books from my store:

    I also love the theme of your store, a good thought!!

    I hope to be in contact with you soon!


  5. vYUXYW hi! hice site!

  6. Now the one in the middle :))). You know what i mean ?

  7. […] proponujemy zapoznanie si? z obrazkowym przedstawieniem ok?adek ( a zarazem i tytu?ów) bardzo dziwnych ksi??ek. Mi najbardziej podoba si? ta –  “Jak unika? pracy” […]

  8. Great finds! I’ll be sure to repost some of these on my site.

  9. This is quite a list – some oldies, but goodies. Pantyhose craft would be my fave.

  10. so beautiful !!!

  11. Sería muy interesante conocer el contenido de esos libros que tienen la portada de madera y exelente labor la tuya por investigarlos .

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  13. […] Barbara Yates é escultora e escritora. Decidiu juntar as duas atividades e criou essas capas conceituais para alguns livros. Cada um é talhado individualmente e não existem dois iguais. É como uma escultura. Alguns são diários manuscritos, outros são coletâneas de fotografias e outros são livros comuns que ganharam essa capa especial. Tem gente que só compra brochura, mas Barbara explica que para ela nada substitui a capa dura! Via Weirdomatic […]

  14. Knitting with dog hair 0_0. “Stop vacuuming and start knitting!”

    Some of those book covers made of wood are really cool though.

  15. […] Sau cel pu?in a?a arat? aceast? carte cu copert? de lemn ?i aplica?ii din metal, ca o valiz? de pe vremuri cu etichete din locurile vizitate. (link) […]

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