Bibliophile: Diverse Spines


Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

For Bibliophile: Diverse Spines I collaborated (during the pandemic!) with the brilliant Jamise Harper, creator of the Diverse Spines book community and also known as @spinesvines on Instagram. It was a total joy, working together on it, and I'm very proud of what we made, with the help of the excellent folks at Chronicle Books. It was published in 2021.
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“Perfect for guiding book clubs or anyone looking to read more inclusively.” —Library Journal

“Eloquent and inspirational. Celebrating multiculturalism and diversity, this book is a gem. A must-have on every bookshelf!” —Etaf Rum, author of the New York Times bestseller A Woman Is No Man and owner of Books and Beans coffeehouse and bookstore

“A must-have collection of book recommendations that expands the literary canon to encompass the diversity of our world. A beautifully illustrated gift to all book lovers constantly wondering, ‘What should I read next?’ Start with this one.” —Brit Bennett, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines is a glorious, expansive celebration of literature. This rich collection of BIPOC books and bookstores and authors and booksellers and bookstagrammers highlights the vibrant work that is happening across genre, across publishing, and across the world. This is an essential reference guide for anyone who wants to know what the future of books looks like.” —Emma Straub, author of the New York Times bestseller All Adults Here and owner of Books Are Magic

It's time to diversify your reading list.

This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of 
Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:
  • Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
  • Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers
Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now!