Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, and Lupita Aquino for BIBLIOPHILE: DIVERSE SPINES
Loyalty is super super psyched to welcome our friends Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, and Lupita Aquino for a pre-publication celebration of their upcoming book Bibliophile: Diverse Spines!! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. You can order their book below to be added to the event's registration list, or click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to BLM DC. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
It's time to diversify your reading list.
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) 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
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
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jamise Harper is an avid reader, wine enthusiast, influencer, and champion for amplifying marginalized voices. A passion for reading diverse books led her to create the #diversespines hashtag and Diverse Spines book community on social media, which highlights literature by Black women and women of color. She is the co-author (with Jane Mount) of Bibliophile: Diverse Spines, and creator of Spines & Vines, a blog dedicated to book and wine pairings. Jamise is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and lives in the Washington, DC metro area.
Jane Mount is an illustrator/designer/writer/thingmaker, and particularly makes things for people who love books. She is the creator of Ideal Bookshelf, the author and illustrator of Bibliophile: An Illustrated
Miscellany (Chronicle Books, 2018), the illustrator and co-author (with Jamise Harper) of Bibliophile: Diverse Spines (Chronicle Books, 2021) and the illustrator and co-author of My Ideal Bookshelf (Little, Brown, 2012). She lives in a log cabin on Maui with her husband, three weird cats, and a speckled dog.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Lupita Aquino--better known as Lupita Reads--is a passionate literary enthusiast amplifying and highlighting books written by authors of color through her Instagram blog. She recently created a substack initiative called Nuevas Páginas to amplify new books published every year by Hispanic/Latinx/Latine authors. She currently lives in the greater Washington D.C area, and you can find her on Instagram at @lupita.reads, on Twitter at @Lupita_Reads, or catch her writing about books for She Reads dot com or via her column over at Washington Independent Review of Books.
Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event.