Happy World Book Day: 11 Beautiful Book Covers from the 1920s

It's World Book Day! To celebrate, we dug into the New York Public Library's archives and pulled 11 of the coolest-looking books from the 1920s we could find. Books change, but style is eternal


Chicago's Helen Birch Bartlett was both a published composer and poet. (Capricious Winds, a collection of her poetry, was published in 1927.) She and her husband accrued quite the collection of paintings, including Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Paul Gauguin's Day of the God, and Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, which today comprises a good chunk of the Art Institute of Chicago's collection.