I have to admit, I don't pay much attention to book covers. The majority of books I buy are digital, and I choose them because of the blurb. Books I check out from the libary - the majority are onces I have on hold because they are author auto-reads... or I pick them up from the new book shelves - again, more because of the blurb.
That said, there are some book covers that I find just lovely. Here, in no particular order, are a few:
Kate Morton has some absolutely beautiful covers.
Cassandra Clare also has some beautiful covers. You can see the covers from her Shadowhunter Chronicles here, but a couple of my favorites are:
Here are some random book covers from some of our tours I find appealing:
I don't know why these covers particularly appeal to me... but they do. What about you? Do you "judge a book by its cover"?