A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)

February 14, 2018 Giveaways (Ended) 44

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Or at least it should be. If you need a little more love in your life (and don’t we all?), then you’ve come to the right place. I may not be able to fix you up with Mr. Right, but I can get you together with a few classic love stories that will brighten your day considerably.

When Macmillan contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their Collector’s Library, I thought, “Sure, why not? I’d love to add a few more classics to my collection.” But I had no idea how much I would LOVE these books! Seriously, when I opened the box, I squealed with joy and my family was laughing at my excitement.

The books are exquisite, with gold leafed edges and ribbon bookmarks, but they’re also adorable because they’re so small. I took a picture with my mug just so you could get a good sense of the size. (For some reason, small things make me happy.) And these books are just perfect—they look fantastic in my bookcase!

Macmillan was generous enough to send me a wonderful array of their classic love stories: Wuthering Heights, Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, North and South, The Phantom of the Opera, Emma, and The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays. (I played Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest when I was young, and it’s one of my absolute favorite plays!)

I’m jumping into Wuthering Heights first. The printing in these books is small but still easily readable, and the pages seem delicate, but they actually feel sturdy. Many of the books have some simple black and white illustrations, which is a nice touch.

This is one of those times that I really wish I was a better photographer so I could do the books justice. But you’ll just have to see for yourself how pretty they are. Enter the giveaway to earn the chance to win a copy of Emma, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights!

 

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44 Responses to “A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    These are gorgeous books. I like the bookmark ribbons and the gold foil edges. This collection would fit perfectly with the one I have saved from my childhood that has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and National Velvet included.

  2. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    ::Sees that Nicole cannot find me love, leaves blog:: Heh, kidding, kidding. These are really pretty! I LOOOOOVE the endpages, I am glad you showed them! And obviously the GOLD. I cannot tell you how badly I want to enter this, but also, I am trying to be good and not obtain books that I absolutely MUST read. But… they’re so pretty. OMG. You won one of my giveaways (Thunderhead!) and I STILL haven’t emailed you because I am a failure. So please hold while I do that. (Not really, I’m just gonna leave now, but I love your pictures, this is a great idea for Valentine’s Day!)

  3. Jen

    Oh wow, those books are absolutely gorgeous! The only gold leafed book I’ve ever seen in person is a Peter Rabbit book my dad got for me when he had to go to Europe and I was 8. 🙂 Those look soooooo pretty! I’m so glad you got such an amazing package and here’s hoping you absolutely love re-reading them!!

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