the native trees of canada

by Grace Bonney

AC and I are looking for a new apartment and part of that process has involved cleaning out our office and living room to cut down on the clutter we’ll have to pack. On the downside, it’s resulting in some serious dust-allergy attacks, but on the upside, it’s resulting in me spending more time with my books. For some reason, I tend to file away my books and forget to dive back into them, but lately all the cleaning has left them out in the open, waiting to be flipped through again. Among some of my favorite older books (which I’m going to round up for a holiday post), I have a new favorite in my stacks, Leanne Shapton’s The Native Trees of Canada.

Published by Drawn + Quarterly, The Native Trees of Canada is an amazing collection of paintings that would make a wonderful gift for the artist or nature-lover in your life. Devoted entirely to artwork, the book focuses more on the beauty of the images than words. If you’re looking for something different and truly special this season, I highly recommend checking it out ($13.46). It has been my morning “read” for the past few days — it’s like taking an imaginary trip through the forest. Happy (imaginary) travels! xo, grace

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