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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 September 2018

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Product details

  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1452167230
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1452167237
  • Product Dimensions : 19.69 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books; Illustrated Edition (1 September 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 276 ratings

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"This hardcover title by Jane Mount will delight book lovers. The inspiring compilation surprises with beautiful and whimsical illustrations that peek into beloved bookstores, re-create famous fictional meals and challenge with literary quizzes." --the Seattle Times

"This quirky, whimsical and just plain fun 'illustrated miscellany' will be a welcome addition to any bookshelf--although it's more likely to be off the shelf, thumbed through and smiled at, as one says, 'Oh, I need to read that book!' " --USA Today

"As a 'shy, dorky kid with few friends, ' Mount turned to books and fell in love with them as physical objects. They also became her muses and she began drawing covers, hundreds of which she offers here, a testament to her abiding affection." --The New York Times Book Review

"Bibliophile is a coffee table-worthy collector's item that the bookiest of book nerds (me! me! me!) can delight in. Jane Mount, known for her 'Ideal Bookshelf' prints, delivers an illustrated peek into famous bookstores, portraits of top authors' pets, best-in-genre bookshelves and famous fictional meals, among many more literary bits and bites I can't wait to dig in to." --Canadian Living

"Bibliophile is the perfect present for book lovers; it features illustrated reading lists ('Cult Classics, ' 'Special Powers, ' 'A Sense of Place, ' etc.), recommendations from various bookish people, introductions to intriguing bookstores and architecturally adventurous libraries, peeks at Dylan Thomas's writing room in Wales and James Baldwin's house in the south of France, and so much more. Jane Mount has excellent literary taste--her lists combine contemporary classics with titles that deserve to be better known--and you'll enjoy hunting for the spines of your favorite books while taking notes for future reading." --Kirkus Reviews

"A book of reading suggestions and nifty facts that's teeming with colorful illustrations." --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

"A compendium of odd literary information. Such as: Irma Rombauer wrote The Joy of Cooking to get through a hard time after her husband's suicide; the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid wanted to be an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; in a book cover design, Chip Kidd added an extra leg to the iconic Knopf borzoi and nobody noticed. Lavishly illustrated by Jane Mount, who loves painting books." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Each page in Bibliophile will have you swooning. Illustrator Jane Mount brings her unique design aesthetic to book covers, bookstores, author profiles, and other fun inclusions like a round-up of writers' pets and personality quizzes. Bibliophile is a visual ode to the literary world." --Refinery29

"Bibliophile is an absolute gift to book lovers, covering things like literary trivia, bookstore cats, profiles of bookish people, so many recommendations, and guides to beloved libraries and bookstores from around the world." --Buzzfeed

"Bibliophile is an illustrated celebration of all things book." --Bustle

About the Author

Jane Mount is an award-winning illustrator and designer. She has exhibited her work nationally and sold prints through 20x200. In 2008, she founded Ideal Bookshelf, a company that makes things for people who love books, including paintings of books that have changed people's lives. Ideal Bookshelf has been praised by influencers including Brainpickings, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, People magazine, goop, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Mental Floss, NPR and The Paris Review. Her previous books include My Ideal Bookshelf (Hachette, 2012).

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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Bibliophile Notes: 20 Different Notecards & Envelopes Bibliophile 2019 12-Month Planner 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle, Ideal Bookshelf
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Bibliophile Ceramic Vase: The Writer's Companion Bibliophile Ceramic Vase: Collected Curiosities Bibliophile Ceramic Vase: A Compendium of Flowers Magic Library: A Jacob's Ladder for Book Lovers Magic Library: Children's Classics
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