Home sweet homes.


Poets and their homes 

what becomes of Ideal Bookshelf paint rags


battle with a barbarian horde

Bay Area folks, I have a little show at Book/Shop in Oakland, running throughout December! We’re kicking it off tonight from 6-8pm, so come by and say hi if you’re in the area!

Over on her blog, The Honeysuckle Under the Vine, Candice Ransom wrote, “The other day my favorite librarian said she’d just come across a recent book she thought I’d like and would put it with my requested holds. Don’t you love a librarian who does that?”

Yes! We do! Especially when the book is My Ideal Bookshelf.

Candice also shared her current ideal bookshelf (above) and little bit about why she loves these particular tomes. Read it here.


these colors! and yes, I did just catch that S I’d painted out and not fixed, oops. (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)

i’m currently obsessed with kid’s book illustration tattoos on Pinterest. i mean, the Velveteen Rabbit, yes!

nice graphic!


Business Insider made an infographic of the most famous book set in every state. We’re sorry that Twilight is the most notorious book in Washington; you guys deserve better.

(via janemount)

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Virginian by Owen Wister

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau

Memoirs of Madame Vigee Le Brun

Who Would Have Thought It? by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins




painting big books (at Ideal Bookshelf HQ)

People, 20% off just about everything in the store (except custom pieces)! now through July 14th!

8x10” prints are great for wedding or graduation gifts you forgot to give, and now they are only $22.40 instead of $28, so actually it’s good that you waited.

Ideal Bookshelf 590: KH
© Jane Mount 
2013 / 8.5”x11” / gouache & ink on paper

Kyle’s favorites.

How I Paid For College by Marc Acito 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini 

The Hobbit by Tolkien

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Fullmetal Alchemist (first book) -Hiromu Arakawa

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

thank you :) xoxox

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