'About Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

"Likening their miscellany to a 'bookstore full of passionate shelftalkers from people with all different experiences,' Harper and Mount assemble an impressive array of books by BIPOC writers and illustrators, across genres and age ranges, up through 2021. Mount’s faithful illustrations render book jackets and authors instantly recognizable." - Publisher's Weekly 

"The illustrated book Bibliophile: Diverse Spines (Chronicle Books), released November 2, by authors Jamise Harper and Jane Mount is a compendium of diverse books, authors, bookstores and the broader literary community. The expansive collection explores a wide range of genres, with book recommendations for each, from classics to speculative fiction to mystery and horror, romance, coming of age, graphic novels, feminism, cooking and baking books, queer titles, children’s and more, along with book recommendations from 'bookish people' and peeks inside the writing rooms of authors including Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Molly Yeh, Nic Stone and Nicole Chung, along with profiles of influential book people. Essentially, it offers a guided tour of diverse literature and those who create and nurture it." - Forbes

"The authors feature BIPOC books, bookstores, authors, and illustrators in a beautifully designed volume that takes a page from Mount’s previous book, Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany. The result is nothing short of spectacular." - Fine Books & Collections


About Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

"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

"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

"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 

"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

"Author/illustrator Jane Mount has curated a clever and visually appealing love letter to books...." - USA Today

"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

"Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It’s a must-have for every book collection and makes a wonderful literary gift for bibliophiles, writers and others." - Door County Pulse

"Jane Mount is known for her beautiful illustrations of book spines, stacks of books, and pretty much all things bookish—and her talent shines in this treasure trove for bibliophiles. ... This volume is a coffee table gem for all book lovers, and it is sure to inspire even more reading—I found myself writing down new books I discovered through Mount’s perfectly painted book stacks." - Verily


About My Ideal Bookshelf

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