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....
|Title||:||Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Reviews
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 ...more
I was sent a copy of Bibliophile by my bookish buddy Katrina because I've been working with the publisher for my day job. This really is my sort of miscellany. Jane Mount is super talented – I have been coveting a bookstack print myself – and Bibliophile is full of literary facts, book recommendations, and bookshop spotlights, and it kept me entertained during my lunch breaks.
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a fun read for any book lover out there!
This book was a joy to read for an ardent bibliophile such as myself. Amazing and colorful illustrations that outline the absolute Nirvana of the reading life.
A delightful and endearing survey of books.
***Update*** I had to knock it down a star for its classification of Jane Austen’s works. Ms. Mount says the difference between a love story and a romance novel is that a love story “includes regret, a rough patch, or a greater tragedy, and it is also critically regarded.” So by her definition the works of Jane Austen should be considered a love story but she decides to knock them down to nothing more than a romance novel. Ummm....Austen is one of the most critically regarded authors and is even ...more
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.