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' The ultimate gift for book lovers, this volume brims with literary treasures, all delightfully illustrated by bel...

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Title:Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
Author:Jane Mount
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1452167230
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany Reviews

  • Janet
    Nov 01, 2018
    Sheer perfection. ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 03, 2019
    Beautiful and informative. I spent days with this book and I don't want to stop looking at it and reading it. Each two page spread has both illustrations and information. Two page spreads include topical and/or genre based lists, beloved bookstores, bookish people recommend, striking l...
  • RuthAnn
    Jan 13, 2019
    Recommended for every book lover in your life This book is so great! I put it on my coffee table and leafed through it every so often when I had a minute to spare. It is beautiful, informative, and charming, and it makes a lovely gift and conversation-starter! I loved seeing the ill...
  • Avanders
    Nov 27, 2018
    Review based on ARC (advanced readers copy received in exchange for an honest review). What a stunning book. It seems weird to read a book filled with drawings of books... yet, it's the perfect thing for those of us who love books. Frankly, I'm rather impressed with Mount's ability ...
  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Dec 13, 2018
    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...
  • Alicia
    Dec 28, 2018
    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 boo...
  • Janet
    Jan 11, 2019
    To say that I "read" this book is to use that term loosely. I dipped in and out of it. I perused it. I delighted in it. And sometimes I disagreed with it. If you need a book gift for a booklover, this is perfect. It's a coffee table book full of colorful vivid illustrations and tons...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Oct 14, 2018
    I'm a fan of Jane Mount's art (I even have one of her prints), so of course I loved this. Mount says in the introduction that one of her goals is to increase the reader's TBR list exponentially. I was skeptical of this because I feel like I've already heard of every great book out ther...
  • Jan Polep
    Dec 14, 2018
    I can no longer hog the library copy of "Bibliophile". Do yourself a favor and buy this one, too, because it is jam-packed with illustrated lists of best books by topic and other bookmania lists of bookstores, Novel food, book club suggestions, bookstore cats, Little Free Libraries , r...
  • Elizabeth A
    Jan 19, 2019
    This delightful book is full of lovely illustrations, and would make a lovely gift for all the readers in your life, including yourself. There's lots of bookish information to delight readers including curated lists, book recommendations, beloved bookstores, and bookstore pets. Eve...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    Sep 28, 2018
    I was sent a copy of Bibliophile 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 Bibliophile is full of literary facts, ...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Dec 12, 2018
    An absolutely gorgeous book, filled with bookish drawing, fun facts, lists and more. Perfect gift for the booklovers in your life. ...
  • Andrea
    Sep 11, 2018
    This is a beautifully illustrated curation of books to read spanning different themes. The themes may be decade-based or interest-based, and I thought it was fairly comprehensive, diverse, and inclusive -- having different sections on cookbooks, innovation & business, design, creat...
  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 18, 2018
    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 hig...
  • Amanda
    Jan 27, 2019
    This book has been on my hold list and the library for quite awhile and when I saw it at a bookstore, I knew this was a book I'd want to own. I loved the illustrations and didn't realize until I got home that they were created by the same person who illustrates the Ideal Bookshelf! ...
  • Jill Mackin
    Jan 04, 2019
    Such a fun read! ...
  • Deborah Stevens
    Jan 12, 2019
    A charming book-about-books, packed with ideas for books to read, shops to visit, connections between books, reviews, and more. And a ribbon bookmark, I am a sucker for those! ...
  • Ronette
    Jan 14, 2019
    I received this as a Christmas gift, and I adore it! It is visually beautiful and is full of recommendations to keep one's TBR pile full for a lifetime! The interspersed pages on Beloved Bookstores, Striking Libraries, etc. are icing on the cake! This is one that will be refer...
  • Edie Streams
    Sep 12, 2018
    I love this book and, no, you don't read it, the way you read a novel. For me it is a beautifully illustrated reference book that I will dip into often. At the core, the book has carefully curated lists of books on topics ranging from dystopia to romance to cult classics to kids books....
  • Courtney
    Sep 30, 2018
    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)...
  • Spinning Jenny BB
    Dec 26, 2018
    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 ...
  • Dipali
    Oct 27, 2018
    This book is perfect. ...
  • Kaytee Cobb
    Jan 01, 2019
    Beautiful, a gold mine of books and pictures and this would be the best gift for the book lover in your life. ...
  • Victoria
    Dec 30, 2018
    Whimsically rendered ode to books. 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...
  • Holly
    Jan 30, 2019
    Anyone that considers himself/herself a TRUE lover of books and literature must read this! It is delightful! From book lists, to genres to read, to book stores to visit, to authors, to libraries to see.....everything wrapped into one book for us Bibliophiles!!!! ...
  • Amy
    Nov 07, 2018
    Fun book; Jane Mount's illustrations are fab. It's cheerful and makes me glad to be a reader. ...
  • Carly Friedman
    Dec 14, 2018
    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 recom...
  • Amber Erling
    Dec 28, 2018
    I got this book thinking I would leaf through it for fun bits of bookish trivia while hopefully adding a few books to my "want to read" pile and ended up reading it cover to cover. The author's approach of using many different voices, frequently authors themselves, to recommend potenti...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jan 25, 2019
    Bibliophile is a top-notch gift for bookworms and would make a splendid addition to any waiting room or coffee table. Author and illustrator Jane Mount opens by saying, "The goal of this book is to triple the size of your To Be Read pile," but, if I'm being honest, that really didn...
  • Jo Beth
    Feb 06, 2019
    This is a beautiful book! I suspect it will remain on my coffee table for a very long time. It is easy to pick up and browse through anytime the mood strikes. It offered uncountable suggestions of books to add to my ?Want to Read? list. Many thanks to my niece for this perfect gift...