this and that   //   December 18, 2012



my ideal bookshelf

It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm – and I’m not just talking about those coffee table tomes stacked in my living room. I love to read, and I love to know what other people are reading. (Speaking of…  any good book suggestions?) With illustrations by Jane Mount, My Ideal Bookshelf satisfies my curiosity in 240 pages. The website-turned-book offers a peek into the “ideal bookshelves” of 100-plus cultural figures (Malcom Gladwell, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, and Thomas Keller, to name just a few).  I feel like my ideal bookshelf would look something like Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s: filled to the brim with all of the classics. I would definitely have to throw in Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, and Little Women…the list could go on. What would be on yours? Classics? Biographies? Fiction? Non-fiction?

(P.S. If you’ve got a bookworm in the family, this would make a charming a Christmas gift!)


(Images via Anthology Mag and Vogue)


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