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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

By Jane Mount ; By Jamise Harper ; Illustrated by Jane Mount
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It's time to diversify your reading list.  This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things...
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It's time to diversify your reading list. 

This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:

  • Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 
  • Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers

Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now!

EASY TO GIFT: This portable guide is packed with more than 150 colorful illustrations is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase.

DISCOVER UNSUNG LITERARY HEROES: The authors dive deep into a wide variety of genres, such as Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and more to bring the works of authors of color to the fore.

ENDLESS READING INSPIRATION: Themed book stacks and reading suggestions from luminaries of the literary world provide curated book recommendations. Your to-read list will thank you.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6 X 8 V
Publication Date: 10/19/2021
ISBN: 9781797211916
Jane Mount is an illustrator, designer, and writer. In 2008, she founded Ideal Bookshelf, a company that makes things for bibliophiles. She currently lives in a log cabin in Hawai'i with her husband, weird cats, and a freckled puppy.

Jamise Harper is the creator of the #diversespines hashtag and the Diverse Spines book community on social media, which highlights literature by Black women and women of color, as well as Spines & Vines, a blog dedicated to book and wine pairings. She lives in the Washington, DC, metro area.

“A must-have collection of book recommendations that expands the literary canon to encompass the diversity of our world. A beautifully illustrated gift to all book lovers constantly wondering, ‘What should I read next?’ Start with this one.”
— Brit Bennett, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half 

“Eloquent and inspirational. Celebrating multiculturalism and diversity, this book is a gem. A must-have on every bookshelf!”
— Etaf Rum, author of the New York Times bestseller A Woman Is No Man and owner of Books and Beans coffeehouse and bookstore

“Bibliophile: Diverse Spines is a glorious, expansive celebration of literature. This rich collection of BIPOC books and bookstores and authors and booksellers and bookstagrammers highlights the vibrant work that is happening across genre, across publishing, and across the world. This is an essential reference guide for anyone who wants to know what the future of books looks like.”
— Emma Straub, author of the New York Times bestseller All Adults Here and owner of Books Are Magic

"If you love reading, reveling in ideas, any and everything about books . . . if you love hanging out with people who love to read too, this book is for you. Jamise Harper and Jane Mount have given us a gift. Grab a nice glass of wine and enjoy every page. And my writing space is in this book!”
—Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of the New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own