I know some of you have recently acquired some of the new Furrowed Middlebrow titles from Dean Street Press. I've just received mine as well, and it felt a bit like Christmas opening the big box with nine new titles. I was showing them off to Andy, and then of course I had to get all the earlier books off the shelf as well, and see how they all looked together.
Now that there are 29 titles in all, however, I had some challenges trying to take pictures of them all.
I tried using them as carpeting, but it was a grey day in San Francisco and the result didn't really do them justice:
Covering the top of our small dining room table with them was attractive, but quite challenging to photograph effectively (my days of standing precariously on a chair and hovering over a table should probably soon be over). Not to mention the difficulty of focusing or properly framing the shot while teetering:
Where is Annie Leibovitz when you need her?
Of course, they do look tidy and appealing in pillar form:
But in the end, the best shot I got was (perhaps not surprisingly) when I put them all back on the shelf, together with some of my older copies of a few of the books and/or authors we've published:
Then I took some more manageable photos of a few small, bedside-table-sized selections—wouldn't these look nice next to your bed?:
At any rate, it's fun seeing them all together, and I hope you're all as pleased with them as I've been! We're currently working on clearing rights for a new batch of titles to be released this summer, so the FM shelf on my bookcase will expand a bit more before too long—stay tuned...