When Emilia Lodigiani founded Iperborea in 1987, the goal was to introduce Northern European literature to Italy, with beautiful stories told in the pages of books unmistakable in style and appearance. Since then Iperborea’s collections have expanded, in 2018 The Passenger, a book-magazine dedicated each time to a different place in the world (and in the heart), was born, while last came the Cose Spiegate Bene series, an in-depth article series in collaboration with the Post. All publications have one common aspect that makes the titles published by Iperborea among the most popular with readers: beautiful illustrated covers, because you know that you should not judge a book by its cover, but having beautiful ones in the bookstore makes all the difference
The stories of the highest quality, which include classics and Nobel laureates, are all depicted with illustrations that in many cases have nature at the center of the composition, whether snowy fields rosy skies or bodies of water that hark back to the Arctic climate.
There are many artists who have collaborated with Iperborea over the years, some of them even established, with collaborations behind them with brands and publishing titles. Among these names are Toni Demuro, Alice Beniero, Emiliano Ponzi or Iker Ayestaran, who for Iperborea has also illustrated covers for Arto Paasilinna, a cult Finnish author appreciated worldwide.
If upon entering the bookstore you don’t know which book to read, or which among many to start and abandon at the first bout of boredom, at least make sure you have a beautiful work of art resting on your nightstand.