African American Literary Classics - MTO
We proudly present this collection of classic works by African American authors, a celebration of their literary contributions and cultural impact. Originally introduced by Juniper Books in 2016, these books have been carefully curated and adorned with custom-printed jackets designed to resemble leather with matte gold titles.
From this page, you have the opportunity to order the captivating five-book set as showcased in the accompanying images. The collection features five anthology volumes published by Library of America, encompassing a diverse range of literary treasures.
Included among these remarkable works are James Baldwin's The Collected Essays, which delve into profound social and racial issues, and Frederick Douglass' autobiographical accounts, offering powerful insights into the lived experiences of enslaved African Americans. W.E.B. Du Bois' thought-provoking writings on race and identity, Zora Neale Hurston's evocative novels and stories, and Richard Wright's later works exploring themes of identity and belonging are also part of this extraordinary compilation.
- W.E.B Du Bois, Writings
- Zora Neale Hurston, Novels and Stories
- Richard Wright, Later Works
- James Baldwin, Collected Essays
- Frederick Douglass, Autobiographies
We also offer:
- Full Custom services that can be engaged to modify or expand this set's book list or develop a new jacket design. Click here!
Please allow a 4-6 week lead time, as your set will be made-to-order. Each Juniper Custom jacket is comparable to an individual art print. Our original designs are printed on high-quality paper and finished with a matte laminate on the outer side, making them tear-resistant, durable, and beautiful to handle.
Juniper Books creates the most beautiful and thoughtfully curated book sets, collections and libraries in the world. The brand makes special, art forward editions of books you know and love. For those who appreciate literature and design Juniper Books are collectible works of art for your bookshelf. From current pop culture fandom to time enduring classics, the brand has something for everyone.
Juniper Books was founded in 2001 by Thatcher Wine, a lifelong lover of reading and book collecting. He began his journey sourcing one-of-a-kind and rare book collections for clients around the world. A few years later, Thatcher invented custom book jackets and Juniper Books' customers fully embraced this new concept. Every Juniper Books set is made by hand in Boulder, Colorado.
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom book set orders can take as little as one week. Curated and designed libraries can take several months. Please see each product page for lead times.
Yes, we can design jackets using photographs and artwork you provide (so long as it is not copyrighted by others).
Yes, but we would need the books shipped to us to precisely measure them, then we will make custom jackets, place them on your books and ship them back to you.
Yes, we ship all around the world. Every year we ship books to over 65 countries!