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Bibliophile : an illustrated miscellany (edition 2018)

by Jane Mount

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Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will: Tour the world's most beautiful bookstores. Test their knowledge of the written word with quizzes. Find their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books. Sample the most famous fictional meals. Peek inside the workspaces of their favourite authors. A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations, and pure bookish joy, Bibliophile is sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, inspiring writers, and any and all who identify as bookworms.… (more)
Title:Bibliophile : an illustrated miscellany
Authors:Jane Mount
Info:San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2018]
Collections:Your library, ebook, Reference, Read
Tags:libraries and reading, 21st C, art-books

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Essentially this author paints pictures ofbooks. This pastime has led her deep into the book world, and she describes and illustrates such bookish concerns as "beloved bookstores" "striking libraries" mysteries, books made into movies, songs about books, book club darlings, novels of the millennium, southern lit, writing rooms, writers pets, and so forth. Many many titles are cited, a good portion of them recent. Full of factoids, this is perfect browsing for a rainy afternoon. ( )
  deckla | May 22, 2020 |
This is not a sit-down-and-read-straight-through kind of book (though I did—it was due the next day). It is a fun and attractive series of lists and snippets about books, genres, bookstores, etc. ( )
  joyblue | Dec 23, 2019 |
This is a love story to books, authors, bookstores and readers themselves.

Vibrantly and charmingly illustrated by the author, this is either browsable at your pace or readable in a big gulp. A pleasure for anyone who loves books, you'll almost certainly come across at least a few titles that are new to you, some that have slipped down in TBR interest and will restoke curiosity and others that are familiar friends that you read awhile back and had forgotten about.

The author covers and draws what she loves from her perspective. That's vicariously interesting, but it's not exhaustive, nor could it possibly be. Book lovers get each other, yet tastes and preferences will always be highly personal.

For example, I love indie (and especially used) bookstores and she profiles several. There are some mentioned that I've been to and loved and others that I haven't and may never, but I still love knowing they're out there. Ditto for libraries. And creative forms of bookselling (book burros! book vending machines! bookmobiles!) the very existence of which (as well as the people manning them) makes me happy.

There are so many books out there just waiting to be (re)discovered and loved. This book is a reminder of that.

Also: this book (at least at this writing and in the U.S.) is free Prime read if you're an Amazon prime member. Recommend you borrow and see if it's one you want to buy. ( )
  angiestahl | Dec 10, 2019 |
Fabulous book. Honestly, it has rekindled my love of books and now I'm feeling frustrated that I can't read 50 books at once. ( )
  Fluffyblue | Nov 1, 2019 |
Do you love books and are always looking for the next book to read? Or do you love books and like feeling smug because you've read so many? Are you looking for a great book store? Or do you just like literary trivia? If you answer yea to any of these questions, this is the book for you.

Artist and writer, Jane Mount has assembled lists of books by category that are all artistically displayed by their cover art. Interspersed among the lists are profiles of famous book stores, cats that live in bookstores, writers' rooms, food featured in novels and authors' pets. This is the perfect book just to browse through while sitting on your couch on a rainy day with a hot mug of tea at your side. You will certainly come away with some books to add to your "to read" list. ( )
  etxgardener | Jun 17, 2019 |
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