Unique Profession: Personal Book Curator

This rankles my librarian soul. On the other hand, a newly-minted library school graduate struggling to find work could hustle his/her way into a job like this.

In 2001, actress Gwyneth Paltrow decided that the bookshelves in her home needed to present a particular look. Instagram didn't exist at the time, but you could say that she wanted her home library to have an Instagram-worthy appearance. So she hired a "personal book curator" to decorate her shelves with books that were appropriate for the task. The photo above shows the results.

It's the work of Juniper Books, a firm that provides this service. The founder, Thatcher Wine, thoughtfully selects and arranges book in a visually appealing manner. Yahoo News explains:

“I looked at books she already owned, which focused on fashion, art, culture, photography, and architecture, as well as books that her kids liked,” he told the publication. “We expanded on those topics, and for the kids, we included a selection of classics that we thought they might like as they got older.” [...]
Over in the dining room, Wine made sure to organise the books in a more minimal fashion in keeping with a “rigid colour palette of black, white, and grey since it was less of a space where one might hang out and read”.
Upon closer inspection, heavyweight coffee table books take price of place with shelves dedicated to artists including Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali and Leonardo Da Vinci.

-via Marginal Revolution | Photo: Juniper Books

Login to comment.
Click here to access all of this post's 1 comments

Email This Post to a Friend
"Unique Profession: Personal Book Curator"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More