Cover Trend Alert: Rifle Paper Co.

The whimsical floral patterns from Rifle Paper Co. should be familiar to any of us who kill time at Paper Source, peruse home decor blogs for aspirational wallpaper ideas, or enjoy looking at iPhone cases with leopards on them. But the stationer’s aesthetic has become more influential than we thought: a spate of recent and forthcoming novels feature covers that look remarkably like Rifle Paper Co. designs. Below, I’ve paired these novels, linked to their Booklist reviews, with coordinating products. (Please let me know if I’ve missed any books; we’ll put them on Pinterest.)


commonwealth and citrus floral recipe box

Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett, Citrus Floral Recipe Box



maud and shanghai garden

Maud, by Melanie J. Fishbane, Shanghai Garden Stationary



wildflower and shoe

Wicked Like a Wildfire, by Lana Popovic (August), Triple Decker Platform Shoe in Lively Floral (Keds)



wild beauty and hailey tote

Wild Beauty, by Anna-Marie McLemore (October), Hailey Tote (Lesportsac)



wink poppy midnight and tapestry

Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke, Small Notepad with Pocket in Tapestry



About the Author:

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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