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We are shipping fast, and free

Posted on December 9, 2013 by - Blog, Press and News

Our book sets make great gifts and we try to have something for everyone (children’s books, literary classics for him and for her, cookbooks, art books and much more).

We also ship really quickly!  Like within minutes of an order if it arrives during the day.  This time of year we don’t mess around, we try to have plenty of stock and aim to get your order on its way asap.  We also gift wrap and can include a gift note, feel free to include special instructions with your order.

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We are offering free shipping on orders over $150 by UPS Ground – note that for most locations in the US you can safely order up to December 18th and choose Ground shipping in order to expect delivery by Christmas.  If it absolutely positively has to get there by a certain date feel free to call or e-mail us before ordering or upgrade to a faster shipping method to be safe.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

- Thatcher

[see our Christmas Tree made of books below constructed from books by our favorite publishers including Penguin, Everyman's Library, Taschen, Assouline and Scholastic]

XMAS Tree Office 2013 (2)

Real Simple Magazine Custom Penguin Set

Posted on January 7, 2013 by - Blog, Press and News

Juniper Books in Real Simple Magazine

We are thrilled to be in the current issue of Real Simple Magazine in the “Gifts for Readers” section.

Juniper Books in Real Simple Magazine

Real Simple January 2013 in Airport Newstand

If you are looking for that product please CLICK HERE.  The idea is simple – the Penguin Classics series features 32 true classics in decorative hardcover bindings designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.  We stock them all and we will make you a custom set of 10 books that you pick from the list of 32.

You can pick out your titles on the product page in our online store, or you can call or e-mail us with your order and any questions.

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  3. Emma by Jane Austen
  4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  8. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  10. 1001 Arabian Nights by Richard Burton (note this book is taller than the others)
  11. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  12. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
  13. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  14. Dante’s Inferno
  15. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  16. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  17. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  18. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  19. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  20. Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  21. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  22. Middlemarch by George Eliot
  23. Cranford by Elizabeth  Gaskell
  24. Tess of the D’Urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
  25. The Odyssey by Homer
  26. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  27. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence
  28. The Sonnets and a Lovers Complaint by William Shakespeare
  29. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  31. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  32. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Decorative Penguin Classics

Full Set of 32 Penguin Classics

This set makes a fantastic timeless addition to any shelf.  It is also a great birthday gift, Valentine’s Day gift, wedding gift, or a gift for just about occasion.  Starting with 10 books is a great way to go, then you (or the gift recipient) can always contact us in the future to expand the collection.

Happy New Year,

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

Last Minute Holiday Shopping?

Posted on December 20, 2012 by - Blog, Ideas and Advice

If you are looking for unique book gifts this holiday season there is still time to place your order!  We are shipping daily for all products that are in stock.  Today is December 20th and in order to receive your books by Christmas we recommend requesting Fedex 2 day if you place your order today, Overnight Fedex if you order on December 21st.

Of course you are also welcome to order by Fedex Ground/Home Delivery and print out the product page from our website showing what gift you have purchased then the books will arrive after Christmas.

We always have a great inventory of the  book sets that is ready to ship. Some of our most popular items include:

All of our Penguin Collections.  A recent popular item has been our custom set of 10 Penguin Classics featured in Real Simple Magazine.  Perhaps the ultimate decorative set of literary classics is our Penguin 30 Set.

Penguin Classics Set of 20

Penguin Classics Set of 20

Looking for a set of gift books for a child?  Our Puffin 10 Set is one of our best sellers and we put it on sale to help offset last minute shipping costs.  For older readers, our Harry Potter sets are fun and unique – choose your favorite “house” by buying the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Slytherin Edition!

Our Cookbook Sets have been very popular this holiday season.  Blue, Red and Green are all ready to ship as well as our Italian and French Cookbook sets.

Our Author Collections are also ready to ship as well.  Our Pink Jane Austen has been one of our best sellers, followed by Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and William Faulkner.

So, there is something for everyone and lots more unique book sets to come in 2013!

Note that all of our personalized products, white they do make amazing gifts, do take longer to design and print and therefore at this point will not ship until January.

Happy holidays,

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

 

Just in Time for the Holidays

Posted on December 6, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Happy Holidays to everyone.  Hanukkah starts this weekend and the countdown to Christmas is well under way.  I love the holidays and I think books go very well with the holiday spirit.  This time of year I help a lot of clients with book gifts – personally I think books are the best gift you can get anyone, any age, hands down – I’ll debate anyone in the world on this (and I’ll write a separate post about why I believe it to be true.)

This time of year I like to get creative with books in a variety of ways.  First – I like to come up with interesting ways to wrap books.  Secondly I like to make things out of books like a Menorah or a Christmas Tree in the holiday spirit.  And third, I like to roll out a whole bunch of new book sets that you can give as gifts.  So here are our new introductions:

1. The third in our series of Harry Potter book sets is our Slytherin Edition.  The idea behind our Harry Potter book sets is to give fans of the series a personalized way to own the books that is different from the edition that “everyone else has”  So if you Harry Potter is your favorite, Gryffindor may be for youGryffindor values courage, bravery, nerve and chivalry.  Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, learning, and wit.  Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, leadership, and resourcefulness – if you identify with Voldemort, this edition is for you.

Harry Potter Slytherin Set in Official Trunk

Harry Potter Slytherin Set in Official Trunk

2. Penguin Classics Variations.  OK, we could write a book about all the different ways we sell the Penguin Classics so we’ll just have to make a list to simplify it for now.  To date, our most popular options have been our Custom Set of 10 Penguins (you pick the titles from a list of 32 available options – this option is featured in the current issue of Real Simple Magazine), plus our Penguin 10, Penguin 20 and Penguin 30.  Just in time for the holidays this year we also have made the following products available for sale:

20 Penguin Classic Hardcover Books

20 Penguin Classic Hardcover Books

3. Italian Cookbooks: 5 Classic cookbooks that we wrapped in custom book jackets in the colors of the Italian Flag.  A great gift for cooks. Includes classics such as The Silver Spoon published by Phaidon.

Brand New Custom Designed Italian Cookbook Set

Brand New Custom Designed Italian Cookbook Set

4. French Cookbooks: 5 Classic French cookbooks in the colors of the French Flag. Features Julia Child, Escoffier and more!

Custom French Cookbook Set

Custom French Cookbook Set

5. Blue Literary Classics: Our Red Literary Classics set has been a hit, so we have introduced a second set with a different group of literary classics.  The books are published by Everyman’s Library.  Soon to be sold by Anthropologie!

Brand New Literary Classics Set from Juniper Books

Brand New Literary Classics Set from Juniper Books

6. Mark Twain Set – inspired by the cover of the original edition of Huckleberry Finn.  Published by Library of America.

Mark Twain Custom Book Set

Mark Twain Custom Book Set

7. John Steinbeck Set.  Also published by Library of America.  In jackets inspired by the artwork for the first edition of The Grapes of Wrath.

 

Juniper Books John Steinbeck Set

Juniper Books John Steinbeck Set

8. William Faulkner.  Another fine set of books published by Library of America in jackets we designed using the first edition of Light of August as our inspiration.

William Faulkner - Juniper Books Set

William Faulkner – Juniper Books Set

I hope you enjoy the book sets we offer as much as we enjoy creating them!

Happy holidays!

Thatcher

 

 

 

 

Free Shipping on all orders

Posted on November 26, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News

Free Shipping

Happy holidays!  Starting today we are offering free shipping on all website orders between now and December 20th.

The offer applies to all domestic orders shipped by Ground (Fedex Ground or Home Delivery)

Please visit our online store and feel free to ask questions if you don’t find what you are looking for.

Puffin Classics Children's Book Set

Puffin Classics Children’s Book Set

 

Juniper Books Wins Best of Boulder Award

Posted on September 25, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News

Custom Leather Bindings - Three Vintage Works

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Juniper Books LLC Receives 2012 Best of Boulder Award

Boulder Award Program Honors the Achievement

BOULDER July 19, 2012 — Juniper Books LLC has been selected for the 2012 Best of Boulder Award in the Bookbinding Services category by the Boulder Award Program.

Each year, the Boulder Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Boulder area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Boulder Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Boulder Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Boulder Award Program

The Boulder Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Boulder area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Boulder Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Boulder Award Program

CONTACT:
Boulder Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

Custom Leather Bindings - Three Vintage Works

Custom Leather Bindings

New Products – September 2012

Posted on September 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

As promised, we are starting to roll out a number of new book sets for sale this fall – both curated sets from our favorite publishers and also books in our custom book jackets.  At Juniper Books we do a lot of things that no other bookseller in the world does and our latest products really show that off.  Please click on any of the photos below to be taken directly to the page to purchase these books.

One of my favorites is our John Steinbeck Set – the complete works of Steinbeck in iconic book jackets.

The Works of John Steinbeck

The Works of John Steinbeck

This one is a new take on one of the sets we first introduced around Valentine’s Day – we gave it new colors and new texture – the books are the same – classic romances – and the message remains the same.  Every book lover should have an I Heart Books set on their shelves!

I Love (Heart) Books

I Love (Heart) Books

Now for a super cool new concept in personalizing book collections – we have a set of 10 books where you pick the books, you pick the colors, and you tell us what to print on the inside flaps to further personalize the set.  This makes for a ridiculously cool gift for just about anyone!

Make Your Own Book Set - Rainbow

Make Your Own Book Set – Rainbow

Then we have a number of new products from Taschen – we have been selling their books for years, placing their cool hip oversize tomes in client libraries around the world.  These are just a few of our ready made sets for sale – look for more great collections over time, or feel free to suggest a collection that you would like to see for sale.

Taschen Oversize City Portraits Book Set

Taschen Portrait of a City Book Set

Illustrated Art Book Series

Illustrated Art Book Series

Living in Books Set published by Taschen

Living in Books Set published by Taschen

 Those are just a few of the new book sets that are both decorative books as well as very desirable content to own.  As always, we are available to create complete libraries and custom book collections.  If it involves books we can do it.

Happy Fall,

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

From Book Wrapping to Rebinding

Posted on September 19, 2012 by - Blog, Book Resources, Book Styles, Ideas and Advice

Make Your Own Book Set - Rainbow

One of the things we do at Juniper Books that is different from any other book seller in the world is that we can help with just about any book project – from requests for a lot of books in a particular style at a low cost per book, to projects involving one very special book and a much generous budget per book.

About 11 years ago I started selling rare books online – first from my own collection and then books that I went out and acquired from estate sales and auctions.  Occasionally I would  come across a rare book in terrible shape so I started developing relationships with bookbinders.  Bookbinding is expensive and time consuming – when executed skillfully, the results are beautiful and last forever.  Juniper Books helps clients with bookbinding projects – both in leather and cloth, and we also work on custom boxes and cases for books and other printed material.  However given the cost of bookbinding, it is not for everyone or every project.

Custom Pulitzer Bindings

Custom Pulitzer Bindings

The custom book bindings are generally for clients who have one special book (e.g., a Family Bible, a sentimental or rare book) and wish to preserve it in an attractive new binding.  We also create special gift editions for clients that might be a cherished classic, or could be a commemorative book for a specific project (e.g., a thesis, a recently completed design/architecture project, etc.)  We work with clients closely to design each binding exactly to their preferences – this includes leather and bookcloth colors, title and detail design.

At the other end of the cost and time spectrum are our wrapped books.   Whereas a custom binding might take 3-6 weeks and costs a few hundred dollars, we can make hundreds of wrapped books in a day at a very small cost per book.  We have been working with designers, architects, developers and visual merchandisers for years to provide them with books in the exact color and texture of their choice.  Our book wrappings are generally paper jackets that we measure and cut precisely then apply to each book, in some cases they are fabric.

Linen and Kraft Paper Wrapped

Linen and Kraft Paper Wrapped

While some have copied our work, what cannot be duplicated is the attention to detail we provide to each project, the quality of our materials and our excellent customer service.  We offer customers an infinite number of color choices – we stock dozens of colors and I personally test a lot more papers around the year to assess their suitability for wrapping books.  We do this so that we are always ready when someone calls with a rush order – such as a visual merchandiser who needs to put 50 gold books in 100 store windows by Christmas!  Or a spa in Miami about to hold their grand opening and they need a couple thousand white books.  Or a video game company launching a new product and they need a few hundred books in their corporate color to stage a mock home.

If a customer needs books screened for content we do that as well – for example a conservative hotel chain that does not want romance novels in their lobbies . . .

In 2010, I introduced custom printed book jackets into the market and we are the only company that provides them.  The idea was to take book wrapping to a whole new level, especially for residential home customers.  The idea is that you can have the books you want (ie literary classics, or Civil War histories) and get the color / style that matches your interior.  We measure each book then custom print the titles on each jacket so they fit perfectly – we can design them to look like antique leather books or bright modern colors and just about everything in between.

Make Your Own Book Set - Rainbow

Make Your Own Book Set – Rainbow

Some of our custom book jacket sets are available in our online store, however 99% of what we sell is custom made and so it is best to call or e-mail us about your project.

So, whether you have a project that calls for rebinding one book, or a need for several thousand books, Juniper Books can help!

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

Juniper Books on Amazon.com

Posted on September 19, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News

Puffin Classics Set of 5 Girls Books

While some folks in the book buying world are not fans of the online retailing giant, I have long appreciated the convenience and value proposition Amazon provides.  As a general principal, I also believe that the more books there are in the world, the better – if you buy the books from Juniper Books, or your local bookstore or Amazon, or check them out of the library, or read on your iPad – it’s all good.  Reading and being surrounded by books is a net positive no matter how you get there.

I still spend a fortune with my local bookstores and buying books from dealers around the world, however there are some things that you can only get on short notice on Amazon or they clearly offer the best deal.  Recognizing that many book buyers are loyal Amazon.com customers and that they would prefer to buy from a large retailer, we have started listing some of our book sets and you can link directly to them through the links below.

Penguin Decorative Classics Set of 10

Penguin Decorative Classics Set of 10

Penguin Classics Collection (Set of 12)

Penguin Classics Set of 5

Penguin Classics Set of 10

Penguin Classics Set of 20

Penguin Classics Set of 30

Puffin Classics Set of 10

Puffin Classics Boy’s Set of 5

Puffin Classics Girl’s Set of 5

Everyman’s Children’s Book Collection Set of 30

Everyman’s Boy’s Set of 10

Everyman’s Girl’s Set of 10

HMH Decorative Classics (Set of 8)

If you see any of the products on our website or in our online store that you would like us to add to Amazon because you would prefer to purchase it there – let me know and I’ll do that.

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

New Photos, New Projects, New Products

Posted on September 17, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles, Ideas and Advice, Press and News, Recent Projects

Coming Soon - New Photos, Projects and Products

2012 has been an incredibly busy and successful year at Juniper Books.  In fact we have been so busy filling orders the past several months that our website simply has not kept up to date with all of our offerings.

Coming Soon - New Photos, Projects and Products

Coming Soon – New Photos, Projects and Products

Over the next few weeks we will be trying to catch up by:

  • Adding new products to our online Store
  • Posting new projects to our online Portfolio and changing the navigation structure
  • Adding hundreds of photos to our Styles section – including new color options, customization choices, and various new styles not previously posted

A few things to note about our offerings:

  • Our online Store only has about 1% of the books we sell in it.  Juniper Books provides anything and everything related to books – rare books, complete libraries, book for decoration, and about a thousand other products and services.  With a few exceptions (our personalized book sets) our online store is really about ready made book sets (i.e., our Penguin sets, or our Jane Austen book collection.)   If you would like to hire us for something you don’t see in the store it’s best to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com or call 303-946-1494.  We are adding more products to the online store over time however given the highly customized products and services we provide (curating book collections by color, size, subject, making custom book jackets, custom wrapping books, etc.) by nature many of our offerings will never appear in the store.
  • Our overall philosophy is that anything with books is possible.  We work with clients to help them get what they want from their books – this means different things to different customers.  For some clients this might involve sourcing a the best copy of a particular rare book or first edition, for others it might entail assembling 10,000 books by color for a commercial project and others might be involve us building a collection of a favorite author, then wrapping them in custom printed jackets with a special gift inscription.

I have been a lifelong collector of books and I have been selling books for about 12 years now.  Every day I feel like I am just getting started on what is possible with books and what I am trying to do at the intersection books + design.  I really appreciate the compliments we have received on the work we do at Juniper Books. We will keep the innovations flowing and we will continue to expand our offerings of more traditional / classical books too.  We look forward to working with our many customers and partners for years to come – thanks for keeping us so busy!

Thatcher

Neutral Wrapped Books

Posted on September 17, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles, Ideas and Advice

Neutral Wrapped Books Mix

Our white and neutral wrapped books are one of our most popular styles.  We can wrap books in just about any color paper or fabric.  The available options in this colorway include everything from bright white to cream, ivory, off-white, beige, light brown, linen, and dozens of additional options.

We work closely with designers, visual merchandisers, developers, architects, homeowners and all others to ensure that the books are exactly the right color.

These books are made by wrapping real hardcover books in solid color “jackets,” or in the case of fabric wrapped books, covering them in the fabric.  These are an economical solution for obtaining a neutral toned appearance for a bookshelf, bookcase or entire room without the “distraction” of titles (sounds funny, we know, but often desired).

Examples of projects which have used our wrapped books include these below (click on the photo for more information):

White Books Close Up Lorien Hotel

Hotel Lorien

Macys Bar III White Books from Juniper Books

Macy*s Bar III White Books

95 Wall Street Library

95 Wall Street Library

To inquire about this style of books, please call 303-946-1494, e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com or contact us through the form below.





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Folio Society Single Volume Editions

Posted on September 7, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles

The Folio Society publishes beautiful editions of some of the world’s most famous and important books.  Each book is its own work of art – with a rare attention to style and detail.  This gallery represents some of the Folio Society editions we have sold and that we have in inventory.

We are posting this page as sort of a visual bibliography, so please ask for permission before using our photos for any commercial purposes, thank you.

 

To inquire about this style of books, please feel free to call 303-946-1494, e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com or contact us through the form below.





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Folio Society Multi-Volume Sets

Posted on September 7, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles

These photos represent only a small fraction of the beautifully designed sets produced by The Folio Society over the years.  Designed with exquisite attention to detail on the covers as well as often on the slipcases, a Folio Society set makes a statement on the shelf.

We are posting this page as sort of a visual bibliography, so please ask for permission before using our photos for any commercial purposes, thank you.

 

To inquire about this style of books, please feel free to call 303-946-1494, e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com or contact us through the form below.





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New Book Sets – August 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News, Recent Projects

It has been a very busy summer at Juniper Books on all fronts.  In June I had the opportunity to visit some projects I have worked on including the Hotel Lorien and Halstead Square in Virginia and The Hotel NoMad in New York City.  I will be posting new photos of these projects very soon.

An article in the Wall Street Journal – “A House to Look Smart In” – featured our work very prominently and has led to a number of orders and new client relationships.   Other press included a great feature on Wired Design and a really fun piece in the Colorado issue of Luxe magazine.

Back in the studio in Boulder Colorado, the team has been super busy creating new book sets for sale.  I’m really excited about many of these new products as they really show off what we do – combining great books with great design.  You can feel good about owning these book sets as they are timeless classics and Juniper Books can make them in the colors and styles that work for your decor.  Please follow the photos below to view the new products.

Partial Keyboard Custom Book Jacket Set

Juniper Books Piano Keyboard Book Set

100 Literary Classics in Teal with Black Titles

100 Literary Classics in Modern Jackets – Many Colors Available

100 Literary Classics in Vellum Style Custom Jackets

100 Literary Classics in Vellum or Leather Style Custom Jackets – Various Colors Available

Harry Potter Ravenclaw Edition

Custom Blue Ravenclaw Style Jackets for Harry Potter Books

As always, if you would like assistance with your custom library project or are looking for the perfect set of books to give as a gift (or anything in between), please feel free to contact thatcher@juniperbooks.com or call 303-946-1494.

Thatcher

 

 

Halstead Square

Posted on August 22, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Halstead Square Lobby Table Red White and Blue Books

“Just off the Metro, there’s a place that has it all. A fun-filled haven—complete with shops, restaurants, and three distinct, luxury apartment buildings. We call it Halstead Square. You’ll call it amazing.” -Halstead Square Website

We had the opportunity to work with the designer of this luxury residential complex in Vienna, Virgnia .   Specifically we provided RED, WHITE and BLUE books for the lobby of The Rockwell building.  The designer from the DSF Group created a magical space that is vintage Americana – very appropriate decor for this building not too far from Washington, DC.

This project is an example of our Vintage Books by Color – clients can specify their desired colors and we provide books by the foot or by the book.  The books can be on any subject however,  for a public space project like this we will do a screen for objectionable titles and subjects that could potentially offend users of the library.

Most colors are available and a more vintage or modern look can be specified.  We also work with clients to define acceptable parameters for book sizes and accent colors.

To order books by color for your project, please contact thatcher@juniperbooks.com or call 303-946-1494.

 

Today Show Feature

Posted on June 14, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News

Our Cook’s Books set was featured on the Today Show on June 14th, as part of the Real Simple Gift Guide segment.

To buy the books as seen on TV please click on the photos below.

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

Cook’s Books Set from Juniper Books

Custom Yellow Cookbook Set

Custom Yellow Cookbook Set

Juniper Books Cook's Books Set

Juniper Books Cook’s Books Set

 

We also offer additional color variations and personalization options.  See the orange version, pink set, and personalized options in our store.

If you would prefer to order by phone feel free to call 303-946-1494 or e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com.

Also see the June 2012 issue of Real Simple p53, the “For Weddings gift guide”.

Thanks,

Thatcher

 

Cook’s Books Set in Real Simple Magazine

Posted on June 13, 2012 by - Blog, Press and News

Our Cook’s Books set is featured in the June 2012 issue of Real Simple.  See p53, the “For Weddings gift guide”.

To buy the books, please click here.

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

We also offer color variations and personalization options.  See the orange version, pink set, and personalized options in our store.

We also have made brand new versions in red and yellow.

Feel free to call to place an order 303-946-1494 or e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com.

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted on June 4, 2012 by - Blog, Ideas and Advice

I’m a Dad with two kids and we have a lot of books around the house – my books, my wife’s books, my son’s books and my daughter’s books.   I’m a firm believer that a family can never have TOO MANY books in a home.  That being said, you do have to  proactively keep them organized and part with some from time to time to make room for new acquisitions.

With Father’s Day in mind, we have created a number of new products that make great gifts for Dads – either to read themselves or share with their kids.  Many of these sets are original designs that are unlike anything the world has ever seen before!  So it might be a good time to donate those Hemingway paperbacks to the local library and upgrade to our Custom Hemingway book set for example.

As a special discount for Father’s Day we have created the coupon code DAD20 that can be used for 20% off your shopping cart at checkout.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions and special requests – we are always creating new book products and we are very open to feedback!

1.  Custom Hemingway Book Set: A fantastic set of 9 Ernest Hemingway books wrapped in a completely original series of jackets made by Juniper Books.  The set makes up one unique design.  $385

Ernest Hemingway Set in Custom Book Jackets

Ernest Hemingway Set in Custom Book Jackets

2. J.D. Salinger Book Set – Tree Design: A unique custom edition of J.D. Salinger’s complete works, wrapped in custom book jackets with a colorful tree design.  $140

J.D. Salinger Custom Book Set

J.D. Salinger Custom Book Set

3. Complete 38 Volume Shakespeare Set: Complete set of the works of William Shakespeare in 38 volumes with custom book jackets in an original design.  $750

William Shakespeare 38 Volume Set

William Shakespeare 38 Volume Set in Custom Jackets

4. Sherlock Holmes Book Set: A fantastic set of 6 Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes books wrapped in a completely original series of jackets made by Juniper Books.  The set makes up one unique design.  $150

Sherlock Holmes Custom Book Set

Sherlock Holmes Custom Book Set

4. American Flag Book Set:  9 works of American literature and history wrapped in custom jackets designed to make up the American Flag when assembled in a collection.

American Flag Book Set

American Flag Book Set

6. Thomas Keller Set: A custom edition of 4 Thomas Keller cookbooks in jackets designed by Juniper Books, inspired by the red, white and blue of both the French and American flags, fitting we think, for this trailblazer of French American cooking.  $275

Thomas Keller Cookbook Set

Thomas Keller Cookbook Set

7. Cook’s Book Set ($250) – or Personalized Cook’s Books Set ($300):  Recently featured in Real Simple magazine, this set of 5 substantial cookbook classics clearly shows off the fact that these are the cook’s books!  The titles and authors are cleverly integrated into the design of the letters that spell out “Cook’s Books.”  A personalized version of this set is also available where we can print the owner’s name on the book jackets and customize the color.

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

Personalized Cookbook Set

Henri's Cookbooks - Yellow and Black

8. Literary Classics ($250) or Personalized Literary Classics ($300): A modern styled set of literary classics wrapped in red and white book jackets.  The titles and authors of the 8 books are cleverly integrated into the letters that spell out “Literary Classics.”  Also available in a personalized versionw here we can print the owner’s name on the book jackets and customize the color.

Red and White Literary Classics

Red and White Literary Classics

Literary Classics Book Set - Personalized Version

Thatcher's Literary Classics - Teal and White

 

9. Set of 100 Literary Classics from Everyman’s Library: This set of 100  brand new books from Everyman’s Library provides an instant library of timeless literary classics.  $2,250

Everyman's Library Set of 100 Books

Everyman's Library Set of 100 Books

10. Set of 30 Everyman’s Library Children’s Classics: A set of 30 Children’s Classics, brand new from the publisher, selected to form a wonderful collection for boys, girls and families!  $495.

30 Book Set - Children's Classics

Everyman's Library of Children's Classics

 

11. Set of 10 Puffin Children’s Classics: Set of 10 books in the Puffin Classics Series, designed for children, published by Penguin in beautiful, colorful, decorative bindings.  $170.

Puffin Classics Children's Book Set

Puffin Classics Children's Book Set

12. Charles Dickens Penguin Set: Set of 6 Charles Dickens books including A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, in decorative bindings in a custom box.  $125.

Penguin Charles Dickens Set

Penguin Charles Dickens Set

Happy Father’s Day!

Thatcher

thatcher@juniperbooks.com

303-946-1494

 

Facebooks Go Public

Posted on May 18, 2012 by - Blog, Ideas and Advice, Recent Projects

Mark Zuckerberg Face Book - Juniper Books

Congratulations to Facebook and all the Facebook employees and investors out there!  Call me if you need help with your library!

Or I can help you perhaps with a special gift for your favorite chief executive – History of the Hoodie anyone?  Instead of a book jacket, the book comes with a book hoodie.  (Perhaps I should trademark that, along with the Rick Santorum Book Sweater Vest.)   And for every person that orders “Hoodies in History” I will customize it slightly so that no two are alike!  (Note that this book does not really exist yet, but that has never stopped me from bringing a book to life!)

In all seriousness – something that sort of does exist, but is in it’s infancy are my “Face Book Jackets.”  They are printed book jackets that you wrap around your own books, and they have a picture of you on them – a literal Face Book.  Get it?

I have to give credit where credit is due – my father, Barry Wine, encouraged me to make these and so the very first face book jacket I made was for him.

Barry Wine Face Book - Juniper Books

Barry Wine Face Book

Then Mark Zuckerberg came next . . .

Mark Zuckerberg Face Book - Juniper Books

Mark Zuckerberg Face Book

Then Steve Jobs . . .

Steve Jobs Face Book - Juniper Books

Steve Jobs Face Book

Then I made myself a SET of face book jackets to be my facebook profile picture . . .

Thatcher Wine Face Book - Juniper Books

Thatcher Wine Face Book

I’m happy to make anyone a single face book jacket that wants one – just send me a high resolution picture and one share of FB stock.  We also accept credit cards, paypal or good old fashioned checks.  Pricing for the jackets has not really been set yet – I’m waiting for JP Morgan to get back to me – however your indication of the strength of demand for vanity facebook jackets (or hoodies) would be greatly appreciated!

I can also make you a multi-volume SET of books with your picture across the spines (like me)- just tell me how big you want it to be and we will work out the logistics and the price.  Want a 15 foot high installation of literary classics with your picture on the spines, no problem, give me a call.

Thatcher Wine Face Book Display

Thatcher Wine Face Book Display

Whatever size you order, your personalized facebooks will put you in some pretty serious company . . .

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Barry Wine

Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Barry Wine

And it can be your own individual way to “go public” with face books.

 

Sincerely,

Thatcher Wine

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Bayleaf on Pearl

Posted on April 12, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Wine Books in Custom Book Jackets

Juniper Books worked with Bayleaf on Pearl, a specialty retailer in Boulder, Colorado, to create a number of customized cookbooks and wine books for sale, as well as to provide antique leather books for merchandising the shelves.

Bayleaf ‘s store is all about beautiful and luxurious goods, mostly European design or influenced.   The idea for the custom book jackets was to take parts of their existing inventory and upgrade it to be more special and exclusive.  Juniper Books custom designed and printed a number of book jackets – both sets that make up graphical designs, as well as individual books in leather style book covers.

Juniper Books has worked with numerous retailers ranging from Kiehl’s to Pottery Barn to provide decorative books for sale as well as for visual merchandising.

  • Specialty retailer in Boulder, Colorado
  • Juniper Books provided antique leather books including several oversized antique leather books, for the retailer to use in merchandising their new store
  • Juniper Books also custom designed and printed book jackets for some of their wine books and cookbooks for sale.

To contact us about your project, feel free to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494, or use the form below.





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Academy Awards

Posted on March 21, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

For the backstage Green Room at the 84th Academy Awards®, we created a library unlike anything anyone has ever seen before.  AD100 designer Waldo Fernandez brought us into the project, which is an annual Architectural Digest event.  Immediately we conceived of the idea to create a homage to film history using our custom printed book jackets.

What we created was made possible by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which gave us access to their extensive archives.  We curated a book collection that included many titles on film and entertainment subjects, then wrapped groups of four to eight books in custom book jackets so that they make up individual film scenes.  The printed jackets were designed with film sprockets on top and bottom so that the entire library looks like a film reel.

Spanning the bookshelves are scenes from Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Sunset Boulevard, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and several dozen other films, arranged chronologically.  Actors including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando are all featured prominently on the bookshelves.  Thatcher installed the project at the Kodak Theatre personally several days before the Oscars® broadcast.

 

See also:

Academy Awards Green Room Book Sets

Juniper Books Oscars Green Room Press Release

Press Coverage of the Green Room

Oscars Green Room Unveiled

Short Video We Made Starring The Academy Awards Book Sets from Juniper Books

 

Stately Homes By-the-Sea

Posted on March 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Vellum Style Books in Rumson, NJ Designer Show House

The Stately Homes By-the-Sea Designer Show House is a fantastic event in picturesque Rumson, New Jersey that takes place every other year.  The Show House benefits the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, part of VNA Health Group, the largest voluntary, nonprofit home care agency in New Jersey serving more than 125,000 individuals each year in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.

Interior designer Darren Henault asked us to help with the books for the room he was designing at the Show House.  The room was full of bookshelves, with room for over a thousand volumes!

We worked with Darren on a custom design of specially printed antique vellum style book covers in tones of cream and gold.  We invented the custom printed book jackets a couple years ago and have been perfecting them with each project and installation like this.

 

This project was published in the October, 2011 issue of New York Spaces Magazine.

At Juniper Books, we are always open to helping out good causes by means of our books.  We also enjoy working with leading designers to integrate our unique book collections into their vision, especially at high profile, trendsetting events such as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

To contact us about your project, feel free to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494, or use the form below.





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Pasadena Showcase

Posted on March 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Books in Lady's Study Pasadena Showcase House

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a wonderful annual event that supports funding for music oriented organizations and has raised more than 18 million dollars to support the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall and local symphonic, cultural and educational programs for youth since 1948.

We were honored recently to work with interior designer Julie Kays on her Lady’s Study at the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The books we provided are a mix of real antique vellum and our custom printed vellum jackets made to look like antique vellum books.

For this room, Julie had space for about 300 books and wanted something special befitting the “lady of the house.”  The books we provided were a curated mix of literature, history and travel all in white and cream tones with mostly gold, yellow, and charcoal accents.   They are unified by their antique vellum (aka white leather) appearance, perhaps the rarest of bindings and a style that we specialize in carrying both an authentic antique inventory of books and a style that we reproduced with our custom printed book jackets.

At Juniper Books, we are always open to helping out good causes by means of our books.  We also enjoy working with leading designers to integrate our unique book collections into their vision, especially at high profile, trendsetting events such as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

To contact us about your project, feel free to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494, or use the form below.





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Kips Bay

Posted on March 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Close Up of the Bookshelves Cullman & Kravis Kips Bay Dining Room

We were very honored in 2010 to provide a curated collection of books to Cullman & Kravis for use in the dining room library of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club 38th Annual Decorator Show House.  The collection included cookbooks, books on gastronomy and the history of food.

The design of the room by Elissa Cullman and Tracey Winn Pruzan won rave reviews and the overall event was a wonderful success for a great cause.

The concept of the show house is to have “celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology.”  The event is an annual tradition and  receives as many as 20,000 guests annually, and has raised over $17,000,000 for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

For more photos, see the portfolio of AD100 Designers Cullman & Kravis.

At Juniper Books, we are always open to helping out good causes by means of our books.  We also enjoy working with leading designers to integrate our unique book collections into their vision, especially at high profile, trendsetting events such as the Kips Bay Show House.

To contact us about your project, feel free to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494, or use the form below.





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The Hotel NoMad

Posted on March 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

NoMad Spiral Staircase in Library

One of our most recent hotel projects involved curating the library of The NoMad Hotel in New York City.  The Hotel opened in the Spring of 2012.

Thatcher worked closely with the owners / developers of the hotel – The Sydell Group  and also the Eleven Madison Park team of Will Guidara and Daniel Humm who operate the restaurant – the Library room is one part of the restaurant.

The project involved custom curating a collection of 3,500 books by subject.  The subjects specified included books about France, New York City, Food & Wine, and a number of other subjects.  The library has gotten rave reviews and part of that we think is due to the very comfortable feel that the books provide – everyone realizes “someone paid attention to each and every one of these titles and they are here for a reason!”

What we created is really more like a home library in a commercial setting – we think this is very much for the future for hotels and commercial properties.  Books can make guests feel at home and the Hotel NoMad definitely achieves this.

In July 2012, President Obama visited The NoMad Hotel for a $40,000 a plate fundraiser.

Obama at the NoMad

Obama Arrives at the NoMad

Description below courtesy thenomadhotel.com:

The NoMad Hotel is a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been masterfully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by world renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. It provides a fresh modern take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the 168 guest rooms and suites was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The rooms are residential in feel, and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom designed furnishings and artwork. The soaring public spaces throughout the hotel provide a gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking and socializing.

The NoMad Hotel will have a food and beverage program that is casually elegant while maintaining the highest standards of culinary excellence under the supervision of Chef-Partner Daniel Humm and Managing-Partner Will Guidara. Inspired by the Chef’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically-acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant has soaring interiors with a refined yet approachable menu featuring a specially curated wine program celebrating the great winegrowing regions of the world and innovative classically focused cocktails.

LIbrary of The NoMad Hotel

LIbrary of The NoMad Hotel

This project was featured in the New York Times Story Gracious Dining, Alive and Well at NoMad by Florence Fabricant.

To learn more about our services creating handpicked book collections for homes and businesses, please click here. 

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Lorien Hotel

Posted on March 20, 2012 by - Blog, Recent Projects

Lorien Hotel Lobby

The Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia, is a beautiful luxury boutique hotel operated by Kimpton Hotels.  For the property, interior designer Vicente Wolf created a space that is “reflective of the past and grounded in modern sensibilities.”

In preparation for the hotel’s opening, Juniper Books worked closely with the developer DSF Group to design a modern library for the lobby.  Fort he project, we custom wrapped approximately 1,000 books in white book jackets.  The look of pure white books compliments the modern style of the hotel.  Making these books look great is not as easy as it may look – we use real books and spend a considerable amount of time testing paper types and determining the appropriate look with the client!

The hotel is located in historic Old Town Alexandria, has a beautiful spa, and destination restaurants including BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier.

Juniper Books’ custom wrapped books are available in an unlimited variety of ready made colors, including many different whites, off-whites, cream, ivory and related tones with various degrees of matte and glossy paper.  We can also custom print book jackets exactly to match fabric and/or paint colors, patterns, etc.   We work on projects of all sizes for both residential and commercial installations.

If you are interested in white wrapped books or any other style of books for your project, feel free to contact thatcher@juniperbooks.com or call 303-946-1494.  You may also use the contact form below.





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Images Across Multiple Books

Posted on March 5, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles, Ideas and Advice

Ski Colorado Stack

We invented custom designed and printed book jackets for a variety of reasons, but turning book spines into a canvas with unlimited possibilities was definitely one of them. The elephant image, one of our first creations which was inspired by an antique engraving, was made semi-famous by the New York Times article Selling a Book by Its Cover in January 2011.

Since then we have gone on to design and print a number of cool graphical images across book spines that turn bookshelves into art – the projects shown here are just the tip of the iceberg. Example of some of the innovative designs we can custom print across book spines. The elephant series uses an antique engraving on the spines, this set is for sale as a product in our online store.

Customers may supply images for us to print, or we can create them. The underlying books used in this series are generally “filler” books, but we can also coordinate the books with the jacket designs, please inquire for possibilities. Our Jack London project shows the possibilities of building a real book collection and designing jackets around and inspired by the content of the books.

See also our post regarding the custom jacket library we created for the Green Room of the 2012 Academy Awards® using images of classic film scenes across the books.  Also our write up of some of our larger projects where the installations are getting larger and more creative – Going Big – Large Scale Custom Book Jacket Installations.

We  love working on custom book jacket projects for clients.  Truly anything is possible, so please feel free to contact thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494 or use the form below.





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Modern Contemporary Book Jackets

Posted on March 4, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles

Black White Grey and Purple Book Jackets 2

Our modern and contemporary styled book jackets are one of our most popular designs.  Below are a few examples of book covers we have designed for clients.  We can make these in any color, print any typeface, and we can either curate a custom collection of books by subject or author, or select books more economically if they are purely for decoration.

Colors are custom printed so the choices are endless – clients have sent us fabric samples, paint chips and pantone colors to match.  Typefaces may be customized and additional designs may be added.

Please contact Thatcher to discuss your custom book cover project.  He can be reached at thatcher@juniperbooks.com, 303-946-1494 or you can use the form below.





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Logo Books

Posted on March 4, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles

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One of the many applications for our custom book jackets are to use them for branding in retail stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and other locations.  There are virtually unlimited uses of these custom printed jackets including:

  • Visual merchandising
  • Book props
  • Retail / store displays and promotions
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Corporate branding for meeting rooms, office lobbies, etc.
  • Special editions of published books (ie for a conference, holiday gift, other occasion)
We can print corporate logos on individual book jackets, or design installations on one shelf, multiple bookshelves, an entire bookcase, or an entire wall of books.  Some examples using corporate logos on books are shown below.

To inquire about this style of books, please feel free to e-mail thatcher@juniperbooks.com, call 303-946-1494 or contact us through the form below.  If you would like to e-mail your logo file to discuss please send to thatcher@juniperbooks.com





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Themed Custom Jackets

Posted on March 4, 2012 by - Blog, Book Styles

Mystery Book Collection
Juniper Books designs and prints custom book jackets that can be used to unify small and large collections of books, achieve desired colors in order to integrate bookshelves with an interior or commercial installation, or just change the look of books from old to new or new to old.
Our custom printed book jackets can be designed in any style and this page illustrates just a few of our creations.  Since inventing custom book jackets in 2010, we have worked on numerous projects for clients where we fully customize the color, typeface, and theme of the book jackets.

Below are some of the examples of how we can custom design and print these book jackets.

To inquire about this style of books, please feel free to e-mail us through the form below or contact thatcher@juniperbooks.com or call 303-946-1494.





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