Peek Inside Bibliophile, Jane Mount’s Ode to Book Lovers

Illustrator, designer, and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount's newest book is like catnip for book-obsessed people. (Like us. And you.)

Bibliophile

Here at Read it Forward, we love books. We love books about books. And we love people who love books. Artist and author Jane Mount is one of those people. She’s the founder of Ideal Bookshelf and makes prints and pins and mugs and stationery, dedicated to all things literary. She even illustrated Read it Forward’s 2015 holiday gift guide. Now, her book Bibliophile is out and it’s a treat for book lovers. Her illustrations will inspire you to add hundreds more books to your TBR pile and carve aside time for reading. Below, check out a sneak peek of Jane’s incredible art and tribute to books.
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Excerpted with permission from Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany © 2018 by Jane Mount. Published by Chronicle Books. Author Photo: Darko Karas

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.

About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.