I'd Rather Be Reading is a visual love letter to all things bookish. It features beautiful art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books - from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall - interwoven with poems, quotations, and aphorisms, as well as essays from writer Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. A cheerful homage to the particular pleasure of getting lost in a good book, I'd Rather Be Reading is an irresistible impulse-purchase for bookstore browsers, and the perfect gift for the bibliophile on everyone's list.
Guinevere de la Mare is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in San Francisco. She is the founder of Silent Book Club, a pop-up speakeasy for readers worldwide with chapters in more than twenty cities (and more being added all the time).