Ideal Bookshelf 657: Nick Miller© Jane Mount 2014 / 8”x10” / gouache & ink on paper The lovely books of writer Nick Miller ! Also, I painted this twice (and took forever at it, sorry Nick!), because the &^%$!* USPS lost the first one, argh.

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You get to feel things, visit places and worlds you would never otherwise know. You learn that everyone else out there is a me, as well. You’re being someone else, and when you return to your own world, you’re going to be slightly changed…You’re also finding out something as you read vitally important for making your way in the world. And it’s this: The world doesn’t have to be like this. Things can be different.

Neil Gaiman on why our future depends on reading, libraries, and daydreaming, in The Guardian

(We just released a new print of fantasy books featuring a Gaiman classic at the top of the stack!)

Ideal Bookshelf 651: Coming of Age© Jane Mount 2013 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper New YA print! Of the very best books (IMHO) about becoming an adult, for better or worse. They are all intense, but none preachy like a 1980’s ABC After School Special. They cover love, death, boredom, religion, insanity, and…

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Ideal Bookshelf 628: Tweens© Jane Mount 2013 / 14”x20” / gouache & ink on paper a new print, of classics old and new for 8-to-12 year olds. books i read at that age have stuck with me more than any others.

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Ideal Bookshelf 610: RM-HJL© Jane Mount 2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper Ruth commissioned this one as an anniversary gift for her husband and herself 😉

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