by Christian Jarrett The word “book” comes from the Latin word “biblius,” meaning “book.”
It means the collection of books, and the term book cover was coined in 1849 to describe a type of printed cover used by booksellers.
Book cover designers used the term to describe what they wanted their books to look like and to give them a certain amount of space to stand out.
Many booksells were inspired by the design of their cover, so the term “book cover” was also used in reference to a cover that had a certain aesthetic and function.
This article is part of a series of articles about the history of books.
You can read the previous article about the first book cover.
But before that, here’s a brief history of the word “cover.”