File under: WANT. Thessaly La Force and Jane Mount have collected and illustrated the ideal bookshelves of over 100 of the world’s brightest creative minds. Included are Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others.
It, of course, makes you ask yourself what your ideal bookshelf would contain. Here is my list: Matilda, Les Miserables, You Shall Know Our Velocity, House of Leaves, History of Love, The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, The Velveteen Rabbit, Maus, The Handmaid’s Tale, Rocket Boys, World War Z, The Amazing Adventure’s of Kavalier and Clay, Ender’s Game, Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe…
What would be on your list?