I have been obsessed with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland since I was young. I memorized the poems from the book as a child. I watched my Disney VHS of Alice in Wonderland until it was practically worn out. And I loved reading Alice in Wonderland-inspired books whenever possible. Though I adored the book, I never owned a truly beautiful copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Though the contents were wonderful, my paperback quickly became worn, and the cover didn’t do justice to the amazing story within.
One of the great things about shopping for books now is that there are many beautiful editions of childhood classics available. Though I’ll always treasure my original paperbacks, I like restocking my shelf with classics that reflect on the outside how wonderful the books are on the inside. Alice in Wonderland is a particularly beautiful book, and it just so happens that there are a variety of lovely copies to choose from, many of which also include lovely illustrations that further enhance the magic of the story. The only difficult thing is deciding which one you want — the choice is enough to drive anyone mad, but you know, we’re all mad here.
Rifle Paper Co. Edition
This lovely edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features over 70 illustrations by artist Anna Bond. I'm pretty obsessed with everything Rifle Paper Co. creates, and this gorgeous book is no exception.
Rifle Paper Co. Alice in Wonderland, $30, Rifle Paper Co
Barnes & Noble Collectible Alice
This pretty copy of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass has a pink leather cover, a minimalist design, and a gorgeous spine that will look great on your shelf.
Barnes & Noble Collectible Alice, $9, Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Collectible Alice And Other Stories
If you want the beautiful design of the Barnes & Noble collectible editions, plus even more stories by Lewis Carroll, this is your ideal copy of Alice. It features a hard leather cover, metallic gold accents, and tons of stories inside (as well as the John Tenniel illustrations).
Barnes & Noble Collectible Alice and Other Stories, $18, Barnes & Noble
Everyman's Library Children's Classic Alice
This copy of Alice in Wonderland may not look fancy, but the spine is decorated in an elegant black and gold design. Inside, it features the book's original illustrations.
Everyman's Library Children's Classic Alice, $12.88, Amazon
Amazing Values Alice
This beautiful copy of Alice also contains other classic works by Lewis Carroll, and it truly is an amazing value for a well-designed hardcover. The silhouette design by Fall River Press is simple yet elegant, perfect for the sophisticated Wonderland fan.
Amazing Values Alice, $7.18, Barnes & Noble
The Macmillan Alice
This book has the original John Tenniel illustrations, as well as "plates coloured by John Macfarlane, a ribbon marker and a foreword by award-winning children's author Hilary McKay." Macmillan first published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, so if you are a true Alice fan, this is the copy for you.
The Macmillan Alice, $16.99, Amazon
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