i bought this gorgeous product of literary genius a few weeks ago at the massive going-out-of-business sale borders is having. i meant to snap some pics and share awhile ago, but every time i went to do it, i’d end up just staring. maybe it’s just me - and the fact that the color purple has been my favorite book since i was too young to understand it all - but i think this thing is gorgeous. i didn’t even know a reprint had been done of it. i cherish all of my books, hard cover and softback, biography to comic, dog-eared to pristine, but this one just somersaulted onto the top of my list. i’m reminded of treasure every time i glance at it. i just, i approve on so many levels. i get the chance to ogle at beautiful design, revisit my favorite yet again (just started a reread today) and finally get around to reading the temple of my familiar. all for an affordable price.
“If it is true that it is what we run from that chases us, then The Color Purple (this color that is always a surprise but is everywhere in nature) is the book that ran me down while I sat with my back to it in a field. Without the Great Mystery’s word coming from any Sunday sermon or through any human mouth, there I heard and saw it moving in beauty across the grassy hills.” ~ Alice Walker, Preface
cover design by michaela sullivan.
cover art by ray fenwick.