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“The goal of this book is to triple the size of your To Be Read pile,” writes il­lus­tra­tor Jane Mount in the in­tro­duc­tion to Bi­b­lio­phile: An Il­lus­trated

Miscellany, pub­lished this month by Chron­i­cle Books. It is sure to do just that: The book is chock-full of Mount’s col­or­ful il­lus­tra­tions of vol­umes to read and book­stores to visit— in­clud­ing Book­sAc­tu­ally in Sin­ga­pore, above, which is watched over by Cake, one of the shop’s res­i­dent cats—as well as notes, lit­er­ary trivia, quizzes, and quotes from writ­ers.

Bi­b­lio­phile also fea­tures Mount’s il­lus­tra­tions of rows and stacks of books, which were the sub­ject of My Ideal Bookshelf (Lit­tle, Brown, 2012) and which she paints on com­mis­sion (www.ide­al­book­shelf.com).

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