Ideal Bookshelf Data

When my boyfriend, who works on data for Kickstarter, offered to take a look at the mess of spreadsheets and lists that we accumulated making Ideal Bookshelf (nearly two thousand books were chosen, over one hundred bookshelves), we were overjoyed! My favorite feature is this cloud of contributors (screen shot below). If you move your mouse over the node,…

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Achievement unlocked! We were included in Dwight Garner’s holiday roundup for The New York Times!  These are books that go thump when you drop them. They make an impression. Lugging one around is as good as going to the gym. I love them unreservedly. Dwight Garner is one of my favorite critics. I often wonder what he…

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Here is a sneak peek of what’s inside the pages of My Ideal Bookshelf. This is the awesome bookshelf of George Weld. George is a chef–he runs Egg and Parish Hall in Williamsburg, both very excellent restaurants that you should check out if you haven’t already. George is also a poet and a huge reader.…

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