Bibliophile
The ultimate gift for book lovers, this volume brims with literary treasures, all delightfully illustrated by beloved artist and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount. Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will:• Tour the world's most beautiful bookstores• Test their knowledge of the written word with quizzes • Find their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books• Sample the most famous fictional meals • Peek inside the workspaces of their favorite authorsA source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations, and pure bookish joy, Bibliophile is sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, inspiring writers, and any and all who identify as bookworms.

Bibliophile Details

TitleBibliophile
Author
ReleaseSep 11th, 2018
PublisherChronicle Books
ISBN-139781452167237
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Books About Books

Bibliophile Review

  • Diane S ☔
    January 1, 1970
    Another absolutely wonderful book about all things bookish. Lists of course, classified into subjects, classics, sports, fantasy etc. I did pretty well on many of the lists, except for the genres I read little of, fantasy, scyfy. This is so much more than just lists though, it also highlights some wonderful bookstores, gorgeous libraries around the world, and the rooms some well known authors used to write their books. There are short bios or paragraphs of interest of somebody the authors precee Another absolutely wonderful book about all things bookish. Lists of course, classified into subjects, classics, sports, fantasy etc. I did pretty well on many of the lists, except for the genres I read little of, fantasy, scyfy. This is so much more than just lists though, it also highlights some wonderful bookstores, gorgeous libraries around the world, and the rooms some well known authors used to write their books. There are short bios or paragraphs of interest of somebody the authors preceeding the lists of the different genres.Beautifully designed, the pages are thicker than usual, some gorgeous illustrations, the book itself is navy blue with gold accents, a red ribbon for a book mark. A book to take out again and again. What can I say? I bought a copy.
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  • Edie Streams
    January 1, 1970
    I love this book and, no, you don't read it, the way you read a novel. For me it is a beautifully illustrated reference book that I will dip into often. At the core, the book has carefully curated lists of books on topics ranging from dystopia to romance to cult classics to kids books. The "lists" are illustrated stacks of the books in question. And then there are quizzes and illustrations of beloved bookstores. Did I mention, pictures of authors' cats and pets, recommendations of books by book I love this book and, no, you don't read it, the way you read a novel. For me it is a beautifully illustrated reference book that I will dip into often. At the core, the book has carefully curated lists of books on topics ranging from dystopia to romance to cult classics to kids books. The "lists" are illustrated stacks of the books in question. And then there are quizzes and illustrations of beloved bookstores. Did I mention, pictures of authors' cats and pets, recommendations of books by book people (authors, librarians, etc)? Looking for a list of books on sports or mortality or desserts, dip into this delicious book and you will find some great suggestions. Earlier this week I had the privilege of hearing Jane Mount talk about creating this book and answer questions about it. The author said her goal in writing this was to increase the size of people's TBR lists. Mission accomplished as far as I am concerned. It deserves a place on every readers bookshelf. And if you are reader who participates in one of the many reading challenges out there, you will find this an invaluable reference.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Perfection!
  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    This is a beautifully illustrated curation of books to read spanning different themes. The themes may be decade-based or interest-based, and I thought it was fairly comprehensive, diverse, and inclusive -- having different sections on cookbooks, innovation & business, design, creativity, finding meaning, and more. Many sections have features on prominent related writers or influencers and their favorite books. It also features beautiful and beloved bookstores and libraries from all over the This is a beautifully illustrated curation of books to read spanning different themes. The themes may be decade-based or interest-based, and I thought it was fairly comprehensive, diverse, and inclusive -- having different sections on cookbooks, innovation & business, design, creativity, finding meaning, and more. Many sections have features on prominent related writers or influencers and their favorite books. It also features beautiful and beloved bookstores and libraries from all over the world, iconic book covers, writing rooms , great book-to-tv adaptations -- truly a bibliophile's (or book hoarder, if we want to be honest) resource on the classic books to stock a bookshelf with or a quick guide on tried-and-true favorites.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Delightful
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    The subtitle of this book is "an illustrated miscellany." But I would subtitle it "the Joy of Books, Illustrated." Jane Mount is a very talent illustrated who came up with the idea of painting the books sitting in front of her in her kitchen. Then people began to notice what she was doing. She created a company, called Ideal Bookshelf. Her first book, My Ideal Bookshelf, contains paintings of writers' and designers' bookshelves. My TBR certainly expanded when I read that book. In her introductio The subtitle of this book is "an illustrated miscellany." But I would subtitle it "the Joy of Books, Illustrated." Jane Mount is a very talent illustrated who came up with the idea of painting the books sitting in front of her in her kitchen. Then people began to notice what she was doing. She created a company, called Ideal Bookshelf. Her first book, My Ideal Bookshelf, contains paintings of writers' and designers' bookshelves. My TBR certainly expanded when I read that book. In her introduction to this book, Jane wrote "The goal of this book is to triple the size of your To Be Read pile." Well, that's a dangerous proposition for me because my TBR is already three times too big. But I did add books to my TBR while I was reading this book. I tried to hold back and not add every book that grabbed my attention in this compilation. I probably have at least one TBR book from almost every list in this book: coming of age books, cult classics, novels of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century, southern lit, dystopia, essays, sports, memoirs, food writing, regional cooking and more. Book stores, libraries, and authors' writing rooms are also lovingly highlighted to entice readers to appreciate the book world around them. Jane's book is beautifully illustrated with not just books and authors and libraries. She adds her own whimsical highlights here and there as little treasures to find. My favorite example is on the section for Nature & Animals. One of the books in her illustrated collection is Jonathan Weiner's The Beak of the Finch (which I think I added to my TBR). Six little finch heads (and beaks) illustrate the spine of his book. On the text-side of this section, Jane drew three little finches, each with an opinion about his or her own little beak. So adorable! I recommend this book to anyone who loves Jane Mount's work and loves looking at painting of books and imagining what his or her ideal bookshelf would be. There are plenty of inspirational ideas in this book to increase your TBR pile.
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  • Brei
    January 1, 1970
    This book is just gorgeous! Where it lacked in content it made up for in beauty. I enjoyed Jane's drawings and wanted to rip them out of the book and post them all over my bedroom wall. I wanted more book stories to go with the drawings.I loved the drawings and stories about the beautiful libraries and bookstores around the world. New Orlean's very own Octavia Books is in the book. This makes a fantastic addition to anyone's coffee table books or library.
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    A really cool book for anyone who loves books, bookstores and libraries.
  • Vanessa ❤️
    January 1, 1970
    Buy this just for the illustrations, stay for all the book nerdiness!! 😉❤ Buy this just for the illustrations, stay for all the book nerdiness!! 😉❤️
  • Lara
    January 1, 1970
    9 out of 10 Strand questions, would I get the job?
  • Chloë
    January 1, 1970
    Fan-freaking-tastic.
  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully illustrated! Great info on many different genres and authors, libraries and book stores across the world, and a couple of fun quizzes. This is a must-read for bibliophiles!
  • Dkbbookgirl
    January 1, 1970
    Beyond lovely!!!A must have book for every book lover!!!!
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