Novel and book design is a fascinating field of work (to me). I adore browsing through bookstores just staring at the glossy and matte covers. I've bought a few books (at least) simply because the cover intrigued me. Though not a book, the cover design of the magazine, Uppercase (and its debut's similarity to Hector) has me entirely hooked, and curious to seek out a few issues.
P.S. Uppercase's blog is pretty sweet too.
P.P.S. I'm about to begin reading Nick Hornby's Slam.