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Recovering Reading Together

Book Covers Reimagined

Many of the greatest classics in public domain have been left with poorly designed or auto-generated covers that fail to capture what makes these books exciting and inspiring to us. Recovering the Classics invites illustrators, typographers, and designers of all stripes to create new covers for 100 of the greatest works in the public domain. Libraries across the country art participating in showcasing these redesigned book covers. Anyone may contribute. Learn more...

Reading Together Reimagined

During Art Hop on March 3, 2017, Kalamazoo Public Library will be featuring artwork from Recovering the Classics, a crowd-sourced collection of reimagined covers of works in the public domain. As part of this show, we are hosting a contest to honor the 15th Anniversary of Reading Together. Kalamazoo Public Library recently invited illustrators, typographers and designers of all ages to redesign a Reading Together book cover of their choice. It’s now up to you to vote for your favorite!

Voting is Closed

The votes are in! Winners will be announced at Art Hop on Friday, March 3 at Central Library. Art Hop begins at 6 pm. The top ten Reading Together recovers will be exhibited as part of the Recovering the Classics display on March 3. Our sincere thanks to the artists and to everyone who voted!