About Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

"This whimsically illustrated guide to all things even tangentially book-related - from the most architecturally singular libraries to writer-owned bookstores and famous writers' pets - should delight fans of literary minutiae, who will no doubt excel at the Five-Word Synopsis Quiz." - The Washington Post 

"Known for her colorful illustrations of iconic book spines, artist Jane Mount's new book is a vivid ode to the world of literature. Along with illustrated reading lists on subjects ranging from food writing to feminism, there are delightful drawings of beloved bookstores and libraries, and even games and puzzles to test your bookish IQ." - NYMag The Strategist Best Coffee Table Books

This artist turns book collections into quietly powerful paintings. In her new book Bibliophile, Jane Mount paints the most iconic indie bookstores and makes hand-painted book recommendations by genre. - Vice

“Every bibliophile needs the beautifully illustrated Bibliophile by Jane Mount on their shelf.” – Hello Giggles

"The perfect addition to any serious book-lover's shelf" - Parade 

"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

"Over the years [Mount] has made a huge impact on the book-loving internet with coverage in just about every book and design blog out there, and there's good reason, her artwork is heartening and warm, positive and book-celebratory. Her new book, Bibliophile, is a wonderful look at her work, and Mount takes readers behind the scenes of favorite writers' spaces and shelves, bookstores, and their literary cats. It's an airy and charming and beautiful book." - Fine Books & Collections

"Filled with fascinating facts and interesting information. Paging through it is like looking through your favorite bookstore: there are secrets behind every corner/page...If you love reading about books but want a fun, light-hearted, and beautiful way to do it, I highly recommend Bibliophile for one more book to add to your bedside bookstack." - Geekdad

“Ms Mount has put together a volume that combines the literary and artistic appreciation of great books that bookworms and avid readers alike must have on their bookshelves. From cover to cover, it’s a colourful, eye-catching celebration of the books we read and loved over the years, the people who wrote them, the places where they are stored and bought, and some various nuggets of literary and book trivia…Bibliophile is a book that every avid reader and book lover must own, and deftly serves as both a visually stunning coffee table book and reader’s reference. It not only shows that the physical book is a thing of beauty both aesthetically and prose-wise, but opens so many doors to what other titles you haven’t heard about before – or have wanted to read for so long but never had the time to do so – and explore much deeper into the wonderful world of books and the people who have written and appreciated them. – Montreal Times


About My Ideal Bookshelf

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