“With over 7 million Instagram posts tagged #booknerd, and millions more tagged with the likes of #bookworm and #bibliophile, it’s clear: Book nerds rule! And what better gift than this joyous celebration of their singular passion. It’s sweet, it’s affectionate, it’s understanding and clever, filled with bright, playful, intricately detailed illustrations and wonderful mottoes, definitions, jokes, and more, all of it the work of book obsessive Holly Maguire. Following in the vein of Crazy Cat Lady, Crazy Plant Lady, and the just published Dog Mom-with over 91,000 copies in print in their first year-Book Nerd celebrates the 360À love that separates a book nerd from the average person who likes to read, even the average book lover. A book nerd is someone special. She-or he!-belongs to more than one library and has a minimum of five books on their nightside table. She confidently uses words like bibliotaph (a person who hides or hoards books), tsundonku (a Japanese word for the phenomenon of buying lots of books but never getting around to reading them), and librocubicularist (a person who reads in bed). She’s never once thought the movie was better. And her favorite T-shirt says-what else?-“Too many books, too little time.””–
Book nerds rule! And what better gift than a book that celebrates bookishness?
You know you’re a Book Nerd when…
–You have a minimum of 5 books on your night table.
–You never once thought the movie was better.
–Your favorite mug says “I’d rather be reading.”
–You use words like librocubicularist in casual conversation (though no conversation about books is ever “casual”).
–You wear a T-shirt that says–what else?–“Too many books, too little time.”
Charming, affectionate, and unabashed in its celebration of book nerdiness, this little love letter is for every avid reader. Every page is packed with bright, playful, intricately detailed illustrations by Holly Maguire, and wonderful mottoes, definitions, relatable moments, and more.
Holly Maguire is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol, UK. Holly’s work tends to have intricate detail, lots of color, and playful imagery made using gouache, pen and ink. Holly has worked on a variety of projects such as clothing, editorial, board games and stationery. Her clients include Boden, HP, Birchbox, Vivetta, Little Brown Books, Radio Times, and DMC Embroidery.