My Ideal Bookshelf

I haven’t been this excited about a book in a while: My Ideal Bookshelf is all about the books that we choose to keep, as they can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.

Some of my contributor highlights include Christoph Niemann, Stefan Sagmeister, Alec Soth, Gina Trapani, Maira Kalman, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Jeffers, Paola Antonelli and John Maeda. See the full list of contributors here

The book includes dozens of colorful and beautifully hand-rendered images of book spines by the lovely Jane Mount.

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7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Oh, I love this idea!

  2. That would be a great present for me… Um, I’m going to talk about it in front of people so that anyone can “understand” and make me a belated brithday present! ;-)

  3. Great find, on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing Tina!

  4. the preorder link is broken ;(

  5. I just love the idea behind this ideal bookshelf. You can see what other people are reading and learn from it. I just love that you are offering this so much here. Keep up the good work.

  6. I liked the video and also this excellent idea. Thank U