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Ideas for how to assemble book collections, thoughts on books and interior design, how to handle and care for books, and much more.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping?

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, […]

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From Book Wrapping to Rebinding

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 […]

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New Photos, New Projects, New Products

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. Over the next few weeks we will be trying to catch up by: Adding new […]

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Neutral Wrapped Books

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 […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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 […]

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Facebooks Go Public

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 […]

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Images Across Multiple Books

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 […]

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A Video Valentine to the Printed Book

I Heart Books Set

One day last week, our shipping table was full of books and book sets that we were getting ready to ship for delivery by Valentine’s Day (this year we created a lot of gift book sets in pinks, reds and purples).  I looked at all the books and their custom jackets – they looked so […]

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Valentine’s DIY Project

Valentine's Day Gift Book Set with DIY Book Jackets

I’ve always said books make great gifts for any occasion as there is a book for everyone and the act of choosing and giving a book can be very personal.  Valentine’s Day provides a wonderful occasion to give a book or a set of books to your Valentine.  I created this do-it-yourself project for our […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Purple Bronte Set

I firmly believe that books make great gifts for any occasion and for every potential gift recipient, there is a book you can give them that they will love, even if they don’t like books!  Sorry if that was a bit of brain twister, but it’s true – if literary classics aren’t of interest, an […]

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Movies and Videos about Books and Booksellers

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Movies based on books are plentiful of course, but movies about books, bookstores and booksellers, in the broader sense are fewer and far between.  A few of our favorite movies and videos with book themes – [old books, rare books, bookstores, booksellers, book mysteries, etc.] are listed below.  When you’re not reading a book, these […]

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Going Big – Large Scale Custom Book Jacket Installations

George Hincapie Racer Library

One of our plans for 2012 is to work with clients to make  large scale book installations using our custom book jackets unlike anything the world has ever seen before!  But first a little background . . . Custom book covers have a lot of uses and we have worked with clients on some very […]

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Cool Book Artists and Book Art Projects

Su Blackwell Book Art

These are projects from other artists and sculptors whose work we admire for using books in creative ways.  Please enjoy the links and feel free to suggest other creative works that we have not mentioned. Thanks to thisiscollassal.com for helping us discover these first two. Cool suspended book installation in Istanbul. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanifoto/5450655732 The Book Face […]

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Decorative Books

Juniper Books Elephant

Q. What are decorative books and who buys them? A. The answer to this question used to be simple, however I’m trying to change the definition of decorative books and also expand the market for them. There once was a time when the line between people who put books on their shelf only for decoration […]

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Books by the Foot and Beyond

John Steinbeck Collection

Books by the foot have been around a long time.  I’m not sure who invented them, but I’d like to think that I’ve taken them to an entirely new level of quality, choice and creativity.  For as long as there have been books, various types of books from antique leather to modern “filler” have been […]

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Christmas Tree of Books 2011

Christmas Tree of Shaped Books

It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition at Juniper Books – every year we build a Christmas tree constructed out of  books, but we change how it is made each year as the possibilities are truly endless.   Last year we made a 7 foot tall tree made up of about 800 green books stacked layer upon […]

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Juniper Books Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays from Juniper Books!  Books make great gifts – no matter who the recipient is, one can always find a book that they will appreciate.  From rare books to unusual sets, customized book collecting services or even our custom book jackets – Juniper Books can help with you with unique and beautiful book gifts. […]

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Buying Our Custom Book Covers

Cook's Books Set from Juniper Books

We receive a lot of inquiries from customers who say “we love your custom book covers, how do I order them?”  Since it is a relatively new product to the market that is highly customized and personalized, there are a few things to think about when placing an order and considering your project, whether it […]

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Our DIY Book Mobile on Instructables.com

We recently turned some old books into a new “Book Mobile” hanging sculpture to decorate the Juniper Books warehouse.  We thought it would be fun to share instructions on this one as a DIY (do it yourself) project so we posted it to Instructables.com. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Book-Mobile/ The editors liked our write-up and featured it on their […]

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The Book Wall

Library Corner with Book Wall

This was another idea I came up with with my kids as the inspiration, but I also took some inspiration from the architecture where we live in Boulder, Colorado. For our playroom, I wanted the kids to have a reading nook / library corner where they could read books quietly and relax.  However, being a […]

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Library Ladder

Walnut Custom Made Rolling Library Ladder

After assembling a collection for a client in Texas, a high end luxury residences building, the client asked if we knew where they could purchase an attractive yet functional and safe library ladder.  We searched for them, but there seemed to be nothing available for sale between small step-stools and industrial (ugly) library ladders. So, […]

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Magnetic Bookshelves

Magnetic Shelving System

The idea for these magnetic bookshelves came from wanting to do something about the messy pile of books next to my daughter’s bed that we generated reading her children’s books every night.  I thought “what if we could read her favorite books then stick them to the wall instead of dropping them on the floor?” […]

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The Book Mobile

Book Mobile Hanging Book Sculpture

I have always loved the word “bookmobile” even before I found myself the book business – the concept of a traveling library is fun and useful to society.  About a year ago I drilled some holes in books and spun them around and the first “book mobile” was born.  We have since evolved the concept […]

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Suspended Book Fixtures and Lighting

Suspended Book Fixtures by Juniper Books

Thatcher made these suspended books stacks using our custom wrapped books in linen fabric hung with steel cables from the warehouse ceiling.  The light fixtures were also conceived by Thatcher using retro Edison style bulbs and the alternating books and lights makes for a unique divider. To inquire about Thatcher’s art projects made from books […]

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Wrapped Book Towers

Book Towers

This isn’t really an art project but more of a design concept for cool ways to modify and display books, perhaps in a merchandising / retail environment. Thatcher sometimes uses the book warehouse as somewhat of an R&D lab for how to use books in new and creative ways.  The book towers are a creative […]

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Book Stairs

Book Staircase

The stairs in the Juniper Books warehouse always seemed very naked and I considered painting them or carpeting them, neither of which really would have solved the problem (or made use of the opportunity!)  Then I came up with the idea of using some of the plentiful modern fiction bestsellers I have around to make […]

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Fun with Book Jackets and a Camera

OK, maybe I had too much fun with this one, but I wanted to show what is possible with our custom designed and printed book jackets and a little creativity. For one photo shoot, we made book covers using an image of pizza then I played around with placing them in a pizza box and […]

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Easton Press Books

Signed Easton Press

We’ve added an entire new area of the site that focuses on Easton Press books.  We now have pages devoted to different series of the leather bound books from Easton Press far beyond the 100 Greatest Books series (that page isn’t quite done yet).  You can link directly to the pages from the photos below. […]

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Antique Leather Style Book Covers

Simulated Leather Bound Literary Classics

Antique leather books are beautiful and timeless.  However, not all books are available or affordable in antique leather editions!  That’s one of the reasons I invented custom book covers that can be designed and printed in any style. Juniper Books is the first company to design and print gorgeous book jackets that really look like […]

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