Miss Snark, What exactly does the term "stylish" mean when describing a book, not Miss Snark's wardrobe?
Good thing you asked this before you saw what I am wearing: bunny slippers, sweater, jammies and last night's party hat. I'm hoping Killer Yapp is exploring his feminine side cause if not, I have lingerie in my pocketbook and that's never really a good thing on Sunday morning.
I don't know. I don't think I've ever seen a book described as stylish.
There are publishers with such a command of style their books are instantly recognizable: Dorling Kindersley, Workman, Adams. Anything designed by Chip Kidd up at Pantheon, same thing.
There are publishers who don't know diddly about design and produce books that look like crap, but they shall remain nameless. I always look at book covers when I'm investigating a new publisher. You can tell a lot about a publisher by the covers.
If you want to give me an example of where you saw "stylish" used I can take a run at this question again.