Tintin and The Secret of Literature—The Digital Book Cover from charlie orr on Vimeo.

The Hypothetical Library wonders why we can’t have digital book covers now that we have digital books.

So why can’t these book covers move? Essentially a cover is an image and a title. But it could be a short film, or animation, abstract or narrative. It could have music or creepy noises. It could also be a portal with links to other information, like a publisher’s backlist, or more information about the subject. It could do anything you never would think a cover could do.

Above is a sample of what the poster, Charlie Or, thinks a cover could look like.

I think its neat!