Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life in this treasure. Readers will discover their next great read in 50 lovingly curated book stacks, organized by theme-including 19th- century literary classics, favorite fantasy novels, feminist must-reads, and essential cookbooks. Nestled around these collections is a diverse array of bookish gems, all colorfully illustrated. Mount invites bibliophiles to explore bookstores around the world, meet the pets of writers, take a quiz on the plots of classic fiction, and learn about all sorts of people who believe in the magic of books
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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.
"At the heart of this handsomely produced, literary treasure trove of a book are 50 lovingly created book stacks of suggested reads, organised by theme, including 19th century classics, favourite fantasy novels, coming-of-age novels, children's picture books, feminist must-reads and essential cookbooks." -- The Bookseller "Bibliophile.... is one of the season's standout gift selections." -- BookPage "Jane's fascinating chapters are well-researched, well-written and incredibly up-to-date and varied, so it makes a great read as well as a beautiful object." -- Pretty Books
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