i've talked about melville house publishers before. well, they continue to make simple, elegant volumes catering to my exact design aesthetic. i've started reading after midnight by irmgard keun, which is from melville house's neversink library, a collection of literature (both fiction and non-fiction) meant, in their words, "[to champion] books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored." that statement makes me think of the new york review of books collection.
they just seem... perfect! the fact that there are publishers working to bring us literature that is worthwhile from other countries and other centuries makes me have hope for the future of publishing. this also brings to light a problem i have with e-readers: they all look the same. what a shame to miss the beauty of a physical book such as one of these simply-designed volumes.