I know I shouldn´t judge a book by its cover but I have to confess that I do. There are some books I only picked up because of the cover, like The Eyre Affaire. My edition is really colourful with a dodo and I thought it looked like a fun book, that made me take a closer look and so I got hooked on the Thursday Next series.
If I like a book very much I want the cover to tell everyone "hey that´s one amazing book"!
The Folio Society specializes in making books beautiful. Check out their website to see all their books.
The only downside is that you have to join and buy books, but if one has a steady income this might not be such a problem.