Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. 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 book lovers, writers, and more.
Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in:
- Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores
- Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes
- Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books
- Sampling the most famous fictional meals
- Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors
A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.
If you have read or own: I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Jane Mount is an illustrator, designer, and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, a company that makes things for people who love books. She lives on Maui, in Hawaii.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount is a beautifully crafted and charming tribute to the printed book as both a physical object and an enduring cultural contribution. Mount’s delightful illustrations fill every page and are inspired by her prior experience as an artist painting clients’ “Ideal Bookshelves.” This book provides informative and entertaining descriptions of a wide variety of titles, with chapters organized by familiar genres or quirky subjects (e.g.: “Unhappy Families Each in Their Own Way”). Bibliophile focuses primarily on fiction, but some popular nonfiction categories are also presented. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles on bookstores and libraries throughout the world known for their interesting origins, architecture or collections. Author profiles and depictions of their writing spaces give insight into the creative surroundings and inspirations of well-loved classics. Mount steps aside to give plenty of space to include recommendations by other book experts such as librarians, booksellers, editors, and artists. Packed with the advertised “miscellany,” fun trivia and quizzes, this homage would make a wonderful addition to any book aficionado’s shelves, and a great gift for those who still revere the look and feel of this timeless media.