Parnassus Books is excited to welcome Jamise Harper and Jane Mount celebrate the release of their new book, Bibliophile: Diverse Spines.
This is a free event which will take place IN STORE on Monday, October 25th at 6:30pm Central Time. Because space will be limited, registration is required to attend this event. Please register for free by filling out the form below! (Note: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please call the store at 615-953-2243 at least 24 hours before the event so your space can be provided to another guest.) Masks will be required during this event.
About the Book
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!
About Jamise Harper
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.
About Jane Mount
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.