Who says you should never judge a book by its cover? The French editions Gallmeister, specialists in American literature, have taken the opposite of this perhaps a little purist principle and make it a point of honour to choose inspiring covers for their editions. Produced by independent illustrator Mathieu Persan, these highly identifiable visual covers are a major part of the enthusiasm of readers eager for the publisher’s selections, as evidenced by the bombastic comments on Gallsmeister’s Instagram page.  An object of art and pleasure, the book will certainly not stop surprising us.