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As you may have noticed, we’re big fans of the book-as -art-object—so it’s worth taking notice whenever publishers happen to agree.

Penguin just finished up a run of 99 bound essays dubbed the Great Ideas series, ranging from a Winston Churchill speech to a Machiavelli b-side titled “On Conspiracies.” We don’t vouch for every last idea, but the covers are uniformly perfect, both handsome in their own right and conveying the gist of the text before you even crack the cover. Consider it your bookshelf fodder for the day.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom