It's time to diversify your reading list

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

By Jamise Harper and Jane Mount 

with illustrations from Jane Mount

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 and creator of Ideal Bookshelf)  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

Available wherever books are sold on November 2, 2021! 

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


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  • A colorful mug featuring a specially curated list of #DiverseSpines
  • One year’s membership to Libro.fm with 12 audiobook credits
  • Plus exclusive digital extras for anyone who participates!

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"A must-have collection of book recommendations that expands the literary canon to encompass the diversity of our world. A beautifully illustrated gift to all book lovers constantly wondering, ‘What should I read next?’ Start with this one." 

—Brit Bennett, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Vanishing Half

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