Bibliophile by Jane Mount


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's most beautiful bookstores• Test their knowledge of the written word w...

Details Bibliophile

Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherChronicle Books
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Books About Books

Reviews Bibliophile

  • 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 par...
  • Stacey (prettybooks)
    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, book recommendations, and bookshop spotlights, and it kept me entertained during my lunch breaks. Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books.
  • Julie Ehlers
    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 there, but I actually did learn about a few excellent-sounding books from reading this! Obviously recommended for bibliophiles.
  • Joanne
    A beautiful and fun book for book lovers. And great to share with the bibliophiles in your life!
  • Edie Streams
    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. The "lists" are illustrated stacks of the books in question. And then there are quizzes and illustrations of beloved bookstores. Did I mention, pictures of authors...
  • Andrea
    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, creativity, finding meaning, and more. Many sections have features on prominent related writers or influencers and their favorite books. It also features beautiful and belov...
  • Karen
    The subtitle of this book is "an illustrated miscellany." But I would subtitle it "the Joy of Books, Illustrated." Jane Mount is a very talent illustrated who came up with the idea of painting the books sitting in front of her in her kitchen. Then people began to notice what she was doing. She created a company, called Ideal Bookshelf. Her first book, My Ideal Bookshelf, contains paintings of writers' and designers' bookshelves. My TBR certainly ...
  • Amy
  • Dylan
    A delightful and endearing survey of books.
  • Castle Spooktacular
    a fun read for any book lover out there!
  • Jennifer
  • 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.
  • Brei
    This book is just gorgeous! Where it lacked in content it made up for in beauty. I enjoyed Jane's drawings and wanted to rip them out of the book and post them all over my bedroom wall. I wanted more book stories to go with the drawings.I loved the drawings and stories about the beautiful libraries and bookstores around the world. New Orlean's very own Octavia Books is in the book. This makes a fantastic addition to anyone's coffee table books or...
  • Joelle Egan
    Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount is a beautifully crafted and charming tribute to the printed book as both a physical object and an enduring cultural contribution. Mount’s delightful illustrations fill every page and are inspired by her prior experience as an artist painting clients’ “Ideal Bookshelves.” This book provides informative and entertaining descriptions of a wide variety of titles, with chapters organized by...
  • Andrea
    More reviews and book-ish content @ Club Book MobileBibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount is easily the most beautiful book I've read this year. The cover is only the beginning of a beautiful visual tribute to books. Jane Mount is an illustrator who regularly draws stacks of people's favorite books. She is a master at translating covers and spines to the most perfect art. This book is pages on pages of this stunning work. In additi...
  • Kate
    Thankfully I did not triple my TBR list, the stated goal of the author! Overall, I enjoyed browsing through this beautifully illustratated volume that featured favorite books, bookstores, libraries, and even illustrations of book construction. I subtracted a star because the very small print, which became even tinier in some places, made for very difficult reading. It seems heavy on YA titles, a genre with little appeal for me, though I know some...
  • Julie
    A reader's dream! A compendium of books listed by subject, lists of independent bookstores, author's favorite books, etc.- all packaged with charming illustrations by Mount. I loved looking through this book and adding even more titles to my TBR list. Margaret- this book has you written all over it! :)
  • Cindy
    A beautifully illustrated book about books. The author curates several book lists, covering not just books, but places. Adding to the lists, she has created full color representations of the book covers, even stacks of books. Not just lists, but background is given on authors and the books. Nuggets of knowledge.
  • Lyz
    This book is trouble if you're really good at building a to-read list. I think I added about 200 to mine via various rabbit holes this book lead me down. (Goodreads is truly a dangerous place.)If you're the kind of person who gets stuck on what to read next, this book would be a good one to have on your shelf.
  • Katie
    ALL THE DREAMS ARE INSIDE this absolutely GORGEOUS and INSPIRING book. Immensely giftable and the perfect book to curl up with when you just want to appreciate all the things that books do for us. Hands-down one of my favorite purchases in a long time! So worth it. Please go get yourself a copy now.
  • Mary Claire
    I love books. I love books about books. I love books about books that also happen to be filled with gorgeous illustrations of said books. This book also gave me LOTS of additions to my TBR list, which is always a good thing.
  • Jonathan
    A wonderful hodgepodge of nearly everything book related. With Jane Mount's beautiful illustrations throughout, it's rather difficult to stop reading, but you'll want to pace yourself and take in all sketches - of authors, bookstore owners, and the books themselves.
  • Elizabeth Kennedy
    4.5Beautiful and entertaining
  • Mariah
    This is one of my favorite books, ever. It’s a beautifully illustrated treatise on books. Books and their authors and the places they are sold, stored, and loved.
  • Jaime
    Fun and quirky. So many good recommendations! (Plus, feelings of validation when I’ve already read some of the suggestions!)
  • Lindsay
    Loved loved loved it. I plan to give this book to all my friends who love books. It is a sure-fire, A+, slam dunk of a gift. And beautiful to boot!
  • Ashley Gonzalez
    Gorgeous book. If you're a book lover, you need a copy!
  • Meghan
    A really cool book for anyone who loves books, bookstores and libraries.
  • Vanessa ❤️
    Buy this just for the illustrations, stay for all the book nerdiness!! 😉❤ Buy this just for the illustrations, stay for all the book nerdiness!! 😉❤️
  • Lara
    9 out of 10 Strand questions, would I get the job?