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You're going to want a set of these stunning new Shakespeare books

You know that IKEA book shelf you did battle with over the Easter bank holiday? The one that robbed you of most of the skin from your knuckles? 

This is what it's been missing: a book series worthy of your valiant exploits.

Penguin has commissioned graphic designer and illustrator Manuja Walda to create 40 illustrations for a new series of Shakespeare Classics.

Each cover employs Walda's a glorious minimalist, line-based style: bold depictions of characters, scenes or themes central to each work.

Have a browse through the gallery of covers below. You can add them to that shelf here



Shakespeare's First Folio has been discovered on a Scottish island


These typography posters of famous books belong on your wall


Shakespeare doesn't look like you think he does



I judged the International Booker Prize shortlist by their covers

So the saying doesn't go

by Gary Ogden
28 Apr 2017

Women fancy men who read and this is the book that impresses them most

But it doesn't work the other way

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Apr 2017

The physical Amazon bookstore is using really cool ways to group books

Online meets the real world

by Dave Fawbert
03 Apr 2017

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The best picks for your reading pile this month

by Dan Dalton
31 Mar 2017

This bookshop is giving clickbait titles to all the classics

"Teenage girl tricked boyfriend into killing himself" - anyone?

by Emily Reynolds
31 Mar 2017

These bored book store employees deserve all the Instagram followers

Bookface goes French at Librairie Mollat

by Dave Fawbert
21 Mar 2017

Philip Pullman has just saved us all from Real Life

Here's what we know about 'Book of Dust'

15 Feb 2017

Orwell’s 1984 book sales spike after Trump’s inauguration

We've gone full blown Orwellian now

by Jamie Carson
25 Jan 2017

Mark Twain's unfinished children's story to be released this year

Find out when The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine will hit the shelves

24 Jan 2017

These are the books Barack Obama says everyone should read this year

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by Sam Diss
17 Jan 2017