This brilliant optical illusion book cover is fooling everyone

Penguin book cover with an optical illusion that looks like a stack of books
(Image credit: Future)

We all know you should never judge a book by its cover... but... well, actually we do. Just like with wine and craft ale, a good book cover can sometimes make the sale, and this is a clear example.

The internet is going wild for a cover design that's something of an illusion that might convince someone you bought a dozen copies of the book. We're not sure it quite counts as one of the best optical illusions, but it's certainly very clever.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.