Jillian Tamakemi ebroidered them by hand over the course of 2 months. "Three books were a lot to pull off, but I am such a sucker for classic literature and book illustration... how could I say no? The covers will be sculptural-embossed and are full wraparound images with french flaps" more here And yes!! they will be available in the US this fall!
All this talk of books reminds me how sad I was the other day when the Brit and I wandered through a soon-to-be-closed Borders bookstore. My question for you all is where do you buy your books (assuming you read them ;) ? Online, big book retailers or small indie bookstores? Personally, I think there is something to be said for going into a store and picking up a book that Amazon, in all it's low-priced glory, just can't hold a candle to.