A committed… and commit-able… used-bookstore junkie, I always have my eye out not just for volumes of poetry, but also for old paperbacks with great covers. And though I usually read as much of the paperback books as I am able, it is purely for the sake of the cover art that I pick up the book. And art it is indeed…!
Here are some Mike Shayne covers, easily one of my all-time favorite cover designs. Covers like this are difficult – impossible – to leave on a shelf.