1. Harry Potter box set
I read Harry Potter when I was 16 (a little late to the party, I know) but I borrowed them all from a friend. I have an old paperback copy of Chamber of Secrets I think, but that's it. I know that I'd love to reread these books over and over again, so I would love to own them. And this box set is just absolutely gorgeous. I loove the illustrated covers, and the sparkly stars on the bindings.
2. Barnes and Noble Leather-bound Classics
I saw a picture of these once on Tumblr, and they look amazing. They have gorgeous detailing and illustrations on the front, and they're classics, so they'll never go out of style. I also love anything with fancy swirly designs, which most of these do.
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
I think it'd be really cool to own all of Shakespeare's works, and a version of them in thick, old heavy books because it kind of seems like that's the kinds of books his writing should belong in.
4. Penguin Cloth-bound Classics
Another series of classic novels that have caught my eye, just for how pretty and pleasing they are. I love the understated patterns on the binding that carry over to the covers. Timeless.
Of course, there are many more books that I would love to own, but these are some that I thought would look the best on a shelf. :)
What books would you want to have in your dream literary collection?