About Ideal Bookshelf

We make things for people who love books.

I started Ideal Bookshelf in 2008, painting the books that change people's lives. I will paint yours or make an affordable print of them for you. You can also buy an enamel pin of the book you love the most, or totebags and mugs, here in this shop

I wrote and illustrated a book about books called Bibliophile, published by Chronicle Books in 2018 (and we've made a bunch of related products as well, you can see them all here). In 2012 (with writer Thessaly La Force) I made a book called My Ideal Bookshelf, published by Little, Brown, and full of the favorite books of 100+ famous creative thinkers.

Ideal Bookshelf is now a (very) small team of folks, working to create beautiful things and send them out to you as quickly as possible. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions, and I love to hear suggestions on pins to make next, or genres of books to paint, or how you think this shop could be improved.

All my best–

About Jane Mount

Jane Mount is an illustrator, born in Atlanta and formed in Manhattan. In past incarnations she has studied anthropology, co-founded three companies, and won awards for her graphic and interior design skills. Her bookish products have caught the eye of media outlets including The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewBuzzFeed, and InStyle. She loves Berlin and currently lives in Maui with her Swiss husband and two weird cats.