Are the books hard cover or soft cover? May 20, 2021 17:22 All books are hardcover with the cover image printed directly on the cover. You can view a book sample HERE. Related articles How many pieces of art can be in a book? How much do Artkive Box Books cost? Can I put more than one piece of art on a page? What size are the books? What is the difference between an Artkive Box book & a DIY book?