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Custom Print

Custom Print

Regular price $105.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $105.00 USD
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Don't see your book? Please check your spelling or try using another word in the title or author's name. If your book is not in the list, you can have Jane paint it separately and add it for an extra $40 per book. Click here to add a custom book.
Additional Copies: (priced as a standard print)
Base Price: $0.00
Custom Books: $0.00
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PLEASE NOTE: If you're experiencing a little glitch that prevents you from picking the full amount of books you selected, we're on it! In the meantime, feel free to place your order and just email your full list of books to us at Sorry for the extra work

Get your own Ideal Bookshelf!

Jane will make a custom print  of YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS, just for you!

All you have to do is choose the size, how many books, and if you'd like it framed, then pick your favorite books from our list. You can also browse the full book list here.

Or you can pick your mom's favorites, or your dad's, or your honey's, or your daughter's, or those of your best friends who are getting married next month, or all the ones you've read over and over to your toddler for the last year! 

Please see the tabs below for more details on lead time, framing, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: In the field for "Name or initials of the Book Picker", please enter the name or initials of the person whose favorite books those are. It is just for Jane's naming convention and won't appear anywhere on the print. If you order an unframed print, it will appear on a sticker on the cellophane envelope the print is shipped in, but nowhere else.

Book Orientation

You can choose whether you would like your books lined up next to each other in a row on a shelf (the original and default option!), or in a stack, laying on top of each other. (Please note, if you have picked the 15 or 20 book option, Jane will probably have to line them up and stack some on top (or stack them and put a couple leaning against the stack) to have them fit well on the page (as in the fourth image)! Please let us know if you want them all in a line instead, even if that means they are smaller on the page, as in the fifth image.) Jane will try to maximize the use of the paper, so if you choose only 7 books, or very thin books, she may put them on the paper vertically, because otherwise they would be much smaller, only in the middle of a horizontal piece of paper (as in the next-to-last image). Please let us know if you want yours on a horizontal piece of paper, even if that means they will be smaller on the page (as in the last image).

Book Arrangement

Jane will choose the editions (if there are multiple possibilities) that look best together, and will arrange them in the most aesthetically pleasing way. If you want them in a particular order instead (alphabetical, chronological, etc.) no matter how they look, no problem, just let us know. If you would like Jane to use a particular edition of a book you have seen in another one of her prints, please describe the spine AND tell us which print you saw it in.

Lead Time

Unframed custom prints usually take 2-3 weeks, depending on the queue at the time. But let us know if you have a specific deadline you're hoping to meet and we'll try our best to make it happen! If you add a book(s), that adds at least a week, and framing adds 2-3 weeks, please see below for more info!

Framing & Sizing Info

We partner with our friends at Simply Framed to offer custom framing in your choice of frame, plus an appropriately-sized white mat and UV-shielding plexiglass. (You can see more details in our FAQ.)

Please note, if you order a framed 8 x 10" print or painting, it will arrive in a frame that is about 11.75 x 13.75". An 11 x 14" print or painting will be in a 16.75 x 19.75" frame, and a 16 x 20" in a 22.75 x 26.75" frame.

As all the frames are custom fit to the prints, framing your work adds 2-3 weeks to your delivery time, but it is SO worth it, we promise.

Gift Certificates & Other Options

If the print will be a gift and you would rather let the recipient pick their own favorite books, you can purchase a Gift Card for a Custom Print instead.

Other Options
Jane can also make a mug of your favorite books so you can show off your books while drinking coffee.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

A beautiful gift for book loving friends. After shopping around, nothing compared to Ideal Bookshelf when it came to beautiful visuals, customizability, and the ease of printing / framing

Dawn Prescott
Always Beautiful!

This is our 3rd framed book print and they have all been perfect.
Jane does a perfect job at arranging the books and has a huge book list!
Highly recommend for a gift or as a special treat for yourself!

Love the print

I love the print and the whole process for picking book titles. Great experience.


Purchased large print for book loving daughter, used her GoodReads 5 star reviews to build book list. All were available for inclusion in final product. Received product wrapped in plastic in great shape. Each book on print is true to original book cover! Looks hand painted. Layout of books on shelves is wonderful. Purchase process straight forward, with great communication from seller.

100% highly recommend.

Gorgeous and Thoughtful

I absolutely adore my framed custom print! I've gotten two prints as gifts, and I get one every year for myself to showcase my favorite recent reads. Not only do I love that the product is gorgeous, I also appreciate Jane's responsiveness. When I've contacted her with questions, she's gotten back to me immediately and thoughtfully. Couldn't recommend Jane's work more!