Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany

The ultimate gift for book lovers, this volume brims with literary treasures, all delightfully illustrated by beloved artist and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount. 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'...

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Title:Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Reviews

  • Carly Friedman

    If you love reading, enjoy the feel of a good book in your hands, have ever lovingly caressed the cover of a favorite book, you need to get this book. Every page is a goldmine of beautiful illustrations of books, bookstores and libraries, famous authors’ writing rooms, and book recommendations. I probably added 30 books to my TBR and could have included dozens more.

    I rarely buy books but I’m tempted to go buy this one tomorrow because I’ll have to return this copy to the library 😆

  • Courtney

    I loved everything about this book. The content, the illustrations, the layout, all the choices. A book about books for bookish people! Celebrate the awesomeness of books! From where they are kept (bookstores and libraries) to how they're presented (illustration and different editions) to what they can do (inform and change lives)!

    Know a book nerd? Get them this book. Delightful.

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    I love this book so much that I'd give it ten stars out of five, if I could.

    This book was written just for me, I think.

    It's everything book-ish. It's good books, of course, by list. It's wonderful bookstores. It's great libraries. It's authors and illustrators.

    And it's all hand-drawn, with lovely pictures of books and bookshops and libraries and authors.

    I love this book. I wish I could loan you my copy, but I love it too much to share it. You must get your own copy.

  • Spinning Jenny BB

    Have you ever hugged a book?

    Do you sometimes/ all-the-times feel like the odd one out for reading books?

    I am on pg. 15 and am giving it 5 stars. Hands down.

    This book is grilled cheese and tomato soup on a cold day.

    It is spending Boxing Day in your pyjamas to recover from People.

    It is reading socks and soft, cozy blankets fresh out of the dryer...

    I am only reading a few pages every night because it is

    and I want it to last longer than an ‘80’s jawbreaker.

  • Alicia

    Blinded by library science! Five stars.

    Really though librarians are probably the after thought and the forethought for a book of "illustrated miscellany" about books. What I love is that the hodgepodge for as hodgepodge-y as it is is not at all. There is a real flow to how the book unfolds in created curated lists in likely most kinds of bookish readers-- from those that read cookbooks to those that read sci fi, interspersed with the most beautiful libraries, writing dens, and the most celebrat

    Blinded by library science! Five stars.

    Really though librarians are probably the after thought and the forethought for a book of "illustrated miscellany" about books. What I love is that the hodgepodge for as hodgepodge-y as it is is not at all. There is a real flow to how the book unfolds in created curated lists in likely most kinds of bookish readers-- from those that read cookbooks to those that read sci fi, interspersed with the most beautiful libraries, writing dens, and the most celebrated bookstores using Mount's awesome illustrated style (from the Ideal Bookshelf). It's a narrative about book life with trivia added-- what food appeared in what book, name the book title with a five-word description, author pets plus PLENTY of bookstacks.

    It is a walk down memory lane and an invitation to read harder (thank you Book Riot) and is very current referencing at least several books published in 2018.

    A lovely coffee table-type book and for every book lover to read at least once.

  • Victoria

    I love books (obviously).

    I love art.

    I love humor.

    I love trivia, quizzes and all around cleverness.

    This book delivers on every one of these and so much more. It’s too late to gift for the holidays, but this should be on your list to gift yourself or another book lover in your life at any time of year.

    The author and artist calls it a literary

    , and after looking the word up to read ‘a place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited,’

    I love books (obviously).

    I love art.

    I love humor.

    I love trivia, quizzes and all around cleverness.

    This book delivers on every one of these and so much more. It’s too late to gift for the holidays, but this should be on your list to gift yourself or another book lover in your life at any time of year.

    The author and artist calls it a literary

    , and after looking the word up to read ‘a place where a collection of curiosities and rarities is exhibited,’ I have to agree it’s the perfect description (and I’ve learned a new word!). It is filled with profiles of bookish folks, tours of bookstores around the world and stacks of books organized by topic all stunningly, colorfully illustrated. And the quizzes will baffle the brightest of us. My favorite, a five-word synopsis quiz, stumped even the most literary of our Christmas guests, and I’m challenging myself to boil down books to their essence (see bold print above).

    It’s a joyful book to pick up again and again and one which I highly recommend!

  • Stacey (prettybooks)

    I was sent a copy of

    by my bookish buddy Katrina because I've been working with the publisher for my day job. This really is my sort of miscellany. Jane Mount is super talented – I have been coveting a bookstack print myself – and

    is full of literary facts, book recommendations, and bookshop spotlights, and it kept me entertained during my lunch breaks.

  • Diane S ☔

    Another absolutely wonderful book about all things bookish. Lists of course, classified into subjects, classics, sports, fantasy etc. I did pretty well on many of the lists, except for the genres I read little of, fantasy, scyfy. This is so much more than just lists though, it also highlights some wonderful bookstores, gorgeous libraries around the world, and the rooms some well known authors used to write their books. There are short bios or paragraphs of interest of somebody the authors precee

    Another absolutely wonderful book about all things bookish. Lists of course, classified into subjects, classics, sports, fantasy etc. I did pretty well on many of the lists, except for the genres I read little of, fantasy, scyfy. This is so much more than just lists though, it also highlights some wonderful bookstores, gorgeous libraries around the world, and the rooms some well known authors used to write their books. There are short bios or paragraphs of interest of somebody the authors preceeding the lists of the different genres.

    Beautifully designed, the pages are thicker than usual, some gorgeous illustrations, the book itself is navy blue with gold accents, a red ribbon for a book mark. A book to take out again and again. What can I say? I bought a copy.

  • Jill Mackin

    Such a fun read!

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