In this paper I am comparing Slovenian and Finnish book design. I researched and compared 106 Slovenian and 100 Finnish fiction books, published on year 2000 or later. I am describing also the basic features of both book markets and comparing laws and standards that are partly prescribing book design in both countries. The research showed that book design between Slovenia and Finland differs. Finnish books have colophon, as their standard prescribes, always right after the title page, while Slovenian books have it in different places. Slovenian books have colophon often in parts some data on the front pages and some on the last. Finnish colophons include also much less elements than Slovenian ones. Finnish books do usually not have anything on the last pages (after the book content), but they have more information on dust covers. Slovenian blurbs are a bit longer than Finnish ones. Finnish title pages include more elements than Slovenian. The results of this research can help make book design better in both researched countries and probably also elsewhere.