Jane and Jamise Harper co-wrote Bibliophile: Diverse Spines (and Jane illustrated it!) and it just came out in November 2021! You can order it on Bookshop.org, Target, Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at many excellent indie bookstores everywhere, for less money than this.
But if you'd like to have a signed copy of it, this is the place to order it!
Because Jane & Jamise are not in the same place, both our signatures will be on a bookplate. Please let us know in the field below whether Jane should add a personalized inscription to someone (i.e., "For Madison, with all the best", etc.). If inscribed, let us know the name of the person.
PLEASE NOTE: We're very happy to ship a book to Europe, Asia, Australia, or anywhere else, but unfortunately it costs a lot more to get it there in a reasonable time. We don't want to raise the shipping prices across the board for all orders going outside North America, so instead we've added the supplemental cost here, as a purchasing option in the dropdown menu below.
It's time to diversify your reading list.
This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:
- Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds
- A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
- Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers
Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now!
EASY TO GIFT: This portable guide is packed with more than 150 colorful illustrations is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase.
DISCOVER UNSUNG LITERARY HEROES: The authors dive deep into a wide variety of genres, such as Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and more to bring the works of authors of color to the fore.
ENDLESS READING INSPIRATION: Themed book stacks and reading suggestions from luminaries of the literary world provide curated book recommendations. Your to-read list will thank you.
Perfect for: bookish people; literary lovers; book club members; Mother's Day shoppers; stocking stuffers; followers of #DiverseSpines; Jane Mount and Ideal Bookshelf fans; Reese's Book Club and Oprah's Book Club followers; people who use Goodreads.com; readers wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons