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Ideal Bookshelf September 1, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Books & Movies, Writing & Writers.

Got books?

If your goal is to add to your TBR pile, check out Ideal Bookshelf . . . it’s like getting lost in a library full of fascinating titles and magical adventures.

Jane Mount is a talented illustrator, designer, and founder of Ideal Bookshelf, a company that makes things for people who love books. She’s also published a recent book, Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany.  She lives on Maui, in Hawaii.

At Ideal Bookshelf, you can custom order a bookshelf “portrait” or buy framed and unframed prints, postcards, stationery, pins, mugs, etc.

It’s a cozy internet cafe to browse on a rainy day.

And for book lovers, it’s the cat’s meow!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - September 1, 2018

My happy place! Have a great Saturday, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

Books have added so much joy and depth to my life. Have a FUN weekend . . . and Labor Day!

2. Val Boyko - September 1, 2018

What talented woman. Love this idea❣️

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

Poets and Writers circulated a blurb about her new book which introduced me to her site. I’m not much of a shopper these days, but I thought a quick share might be a win-win.

3. Tippy Gnu - September 1, 2018

As a general rule I read a book, then burn it. Gets it out of the way. I never thought of storing it on a bookshelf. What a novel idea.

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

Sacre bleu! That’s sacrilege, TG. 😯

I used to keep EVERY book that came my way, adding shelves as needed. At one point, I had 10 bookshelf units with a collective 39 shelves for my collection. I envisioned buying an old Victorian house with a floor to ceiling library and a rolling ladder.

And then I read Simplify Your Life and I realized keeping books that I would NEVER read again made NO SENSE. It was nonsense. So I began to donate them and give them away.

Now I have 4 shelves of books that aren’t quite full. YAY!

Tippy Gnu - September 1, 2018

That’s a great accomplishment, to reduce your library to just 4 shelves. I don’t really burn books. At least not anymore.

But my mother used to collect books the way you did. I doubt she’s ever thrown one away. One of my stepfathers put a burn barrel in the backyard, and he and I would hold book burning rituals now and then. It was all kept very secret, as my mother would have gone berserk had she found out.

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

I’m glad that your mom didn’t catch you ~> going berserk is a real energy drain!

4. Kate Crimmins - September 1, 2018

Sounds unusual and interesting!

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

It’s a cool little site for shoppers or surfers!

5. L. Marie - September 1, 2018

Love the book mugs! I bookmarked their website!

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

I thought of YOU when I visited the site! 😀

6. rivergirl1211 - September 1, 2018

Clever. I love the wrapping paper…. might have to order some of that!

nrhatch - September 1, 2018

Yes! Whenever “tiny tots” appeared at my door with a school sale fundraising flyer . . . I gravitated to the holiday wrapping paper!

7. Behind the Story - September 2, 2018

What a great website. She’s really imaginative. Thanks for pointing it out.

nrhatch - September 2, 2018

My pleasure, Nicki. As soon as I happened upon it, I knew that other readers/writers/bloggers would be interested in checking it out.

8. Debra - September 3, 2018

Nancy, I have been a bibliophile since a very little girl! I love this site. Thank you for introducing it to me, my friend. I immediately bookmarked the Ideal Bookshelf and can’t wait to get to know it better. 🙂

nrhatch - September 3, 2018

When Poets & Writers featured the Ideal Bookshelf, I knew some of my blogging buddies would be interested in surfing around the site. Enjoy!

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