I just opened a FedEx envelope and pulled out a finished copy of A Terry Teachout Reader, the anthology of my essays, articles, and reviews that Yale University Press will be publishing on May 6. I guess I’m biased (to put it mildly), but I’ve never seen so beautiful a book. It happens that I’ve been very lucky in my designers–all my books have been handsome–but the Teachout Reader stands out. It’s just gorgeous, from the Fairfield Porter lithograph on the jacket to the subtly ribbed green binding to the elegant typography. This is my first book to be composed in Galliard, my favorite typeface. Even if you don’t like the way I write, I think you’ll like the way it looks. To all the folks at Yale, I offer my heartfelt thanks.
In the unlikely event that you don’t know already, you can pre-order a copy from amazon.com by going here.