May 13, 2005
News & Opinion: A Beautiful Book
How a book is packaged can make all the difference.
HarperBusiness has re-released the 1949 text of Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor and the book is gorgeous. I don't think the picture does it justice. They used great red cloth on the covers. There is no dust jacket. There is a simple plate on the front with the title and author and a plate on the back with a summary and author information. The pages are rough cut. I love the whole package.
I think it is a perfect gift for the investor in your life.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.