i’m not a huge book person, but i live with someone who is, and it’s fascinating how much you can tell about someone’s personality through their book choices. aaron’s collection ranges from politics and music to sports and plays he studied in college, and i love imagining him at different ages being engrossed by different genres of books. so when i got an email from the curiosity shoppe about a fun little project they’re doing with artist jane mount, i was immediately intrigued.
jane paints “ideal bookshelves” that belong to individuals she knows. they are usually grouped thematically, focusing on say, cooking books, sci fi, politics, etc. i really enjoyed looking through her archives online, but had even more fun imagining which of these most closely fit my personality (it was a tie between the cook books and the grouping with twilight in it). lauren and derek are putting together a show of jane’s work at the shoppe, and are going to have some of their friends and favorite artists’ bookshelves drawn by jane for the occasion. i can’t wait to see the show in person (date TBA) but until you can check out pages and pages of jane’s bookshelf archives right here.