I've always thought that the look of a book is very important. If it is going to be in your hands and sit on your bookshelf it might as well look pretty, right? Right! I love these clothbound hardcover Penguin Classics. They are so beautiful and are really nice quality. I have the Penguin Classic books, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion and love them. Each book has an unique patterned and colored cover. The books above are just a few of them. There are a lot over here. Also, Anthropologie has some very pretty ones as well! Check them out, they would make any book lover friend a wonderful birthday present!