Jane Mount is an award-winning illustrator and designer. She has exhibited her work nationally and sold prints through 20x200. In 2008, she founded Ideal Bookshelf, a company that makes things for people who love books, including paintings of books that have changed people's lives. Ideal Bookshelf has been praised by influencers including Brainpickings, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, People magazine, goop, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Mental Floss, NPR and The Paris Review. Her previous books include My Ideal Bookshelf (Hachette, 2012).
"At the heart of this handsomely produced, literary treasure trove
of a book are 50 lovingly created book stacks of suggested reads,
organised by theme, including 19th century classics, favourite
fantasy novels, coming-of-age novels, children's picture books,
feminist must-reads and essential cookbooks." -- The Bookseller
"Bibliophile.... is one of the season's standout gift selections." -- BookPage
"Jane's fascinating chapters are well-researched, well-written and incredibly up-to-date and varied, so it makes a great read as well as a beautiful object." -- Pretty Books