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Real Simple Magazine Custom Penguin Set

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. 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 […]

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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 Book Sets – August 2012

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. […]

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Academy Awards

Architectural Digest Greenroom

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 […]

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Kips Bay

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 […]

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Themed Custom Jackets

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 […]

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Oscars Green Room Press Release

Juniper Books Oscars Green Room Library

Nominees and presenters in the Academy Awards® Green Room this year will be treated to a visual timeline of film history in a way no one has ever seen before.  Custom library designer Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books created a unique library for the shelves in the Waldo Fernandez designed Architectural Digest Green Room. The […]

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Academy Awards Green Room Sets

1977 Annie Hall Woody Allen and Diane Keaton

Here are the book sets we created for the Green Room of the 2012 Academy Awards, each individually photographed.  A few weeks ago when Waldo’s Designs asked us if we wanted to get involved with creating a library for the Architectural Digest Greenroom, I jumped at the chance and immediately pitched him the idea of […]

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Leather Bound Books

Leather bound books are beautiful, they always have been and they always will be.  In 2011, we built a number of leather bound book collections for clients so I thought I’d take the opportunity to highlight a few of the ways we sell leather books and build curated collections out of them.  If you are […]

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Curated Book Collections

Read Me Literary Classics

At Juniper Books, we handpick / curate all book collections one volume at a time.  Thatcher has extensive experience building book collections of all types and is personally involved in every project. A very small percentage of our offerings are now available in our online store – for most of our book styles and extensive […]

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Thatcher in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

The New York Times called Thatcher Wine ’94 a “library artist” in an article last January. The one-time Internet entrepreneur who now runs Juniper Books from a Boulder, Colorado, warehouse, says he creates “book solutions” for designers and decorators. He spent a year collecting 2,000 white vellum and cream-colored leatherbound books for a gentleman’s library, […]

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Curated Book Collection Services

Will James Library Juniper Books has extensive experience building book collections based on the collectibility of individual books including: Edition Condition Provenance Signatures / Inscriptions We have worked with clients to: Find elusive editions or titles to add to their collections Acquire rare or special books to be given as gifts Build entire collections around […]

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Appraisals for Rare Books and Libraries

Thatcher Wine of  Juniper Books can appraise individual books or an entire book collection.  While not a certified appraiser, Thatcher has substantial experience evaluating rare books and book collections and determining values. Whether an appraisal is desired out of curiosity, for estate or insurance purposes, or as part of a donation of a complete collection […]

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Juniper Books in the New York Times!

Barry Wine reading New York Times Article About Thatcher Wine

    It’s been almost six months since the big article on what I’m doing with books came out on Thursday January 6th, in the New York Times.  It was a great article by Penelope Green.  Plus the story was accompanied by a fantastic slideshow – a Times photographer visited our warehouse in Boulder and […]

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Juniper Books Goes to China!

Bund Pictorial Article on Juniper Books

We’ve been fortunate this year to have a couple stories written about our business in Chinese publications.  I have yet to see a flood of orders from Chinese customers looking to build a library of leather bound books, or a curated library of literary classics for their shelves in Shanghai (or Dubai, or New York, […]

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A Visit to New Mexico

Handcrafted and Handpicked Library in New Mexico

Even though New Mexico is only a few hours away from me in Colorado, I had never had the opportunity to personally visit the home of one of my clients I have known and worked with for years.  That changed recently and my perspective on how beautiful and personal a library can be in this […]

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Curated Easton Press Library

100 Greatest Books Series from Easton Press

While there are a lot of books we love and a lot of publishers doing beautiful work these days (yes – publishers producing beautiful books do still exist) – there are few publishers like Easton Press who consistently bring leather bound classics to the market in relatively affordable editions. Our client had a strong interest […]

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Literary Classics All Around the House

Western Americana Library Larry McMurtry and More

I have clients of all types – some who want books for purely for decoration, others who hope to impress their guests with their intellectual book collection, others who hope their kids will be inspired to read the classics . . . just to name a few.   My customers enlist my help to add beautiful […]

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Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House Opens

In the past few months we have been honored to participate in several charity show houses by providing books to our designer friends in order to support their visions.  Darren Henault asked us to help with the books for his room at the the Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House at Holly Hill in Rumson […]

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First Edition Library Books

The First Edition Library (FEL) is a series of exact facsimile replicas of the first editions of famous books.  We love these books because of how accurately they honor the details of many famous 19th and 20th century books. The true first editions of most of these books cost several thousand dollars, whereas the FEL […]

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Some Simple Book Collecting and Arranging Tips from Thatcher

A few thoughts on buying and arranging books.  I wrote these simple tips for an article that appeared in Home By Design magazine a few weeks ago . . . 1. It’s best to pick a theme for a particular shelf, bookcase, or room and stick with it. That theme can be a color, author, […]

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Details and Links Re: New York Times Story

It’s been a busy day and exciting day here!  The story in the New York Times is wonderful and I’ve heard from old friends, past clients, new fans, etc. If you didn’t see the article, here is a link to the article, and a separate link to the slideshow: Selling a Book By Its Cover […]

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Custom Book Collections Built One Book at a Time

When I turned my book collecting hobby into a bookselling business years ago, I started with rare and unusual books, bought one at a time, and sold one at a time.  My niche of building complete book collections and decorative libraries came a few years later after I already had a lot of experience and […]

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Antique Vellum Library

When we look back at all the projects we helped clients with in 2010, one of our favorites is definitely a library of two thousand books we assembled for a home in Northern California.  Half of the books were antique vellum books (that’s right – one thousand antique vellum books) and the other half were […]

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Juniper Books Portfolio of Custom Libraries and Decorative Books

I’ve been working on getting photos of recent and past projects organized and onto the website, also trying to make finding them and viewing them more user-friendly.  The photos below are from our projects and show the variety of work that Thatcher and Juniper Books can do from building handpicked book collections for home libraries, […]

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TV Story on Juniper Books’ Custom Libraries

Gary Shapiro interviews Thatcher about Custom Libraries and Decorative Books

Back in October, a crew from 9 News in Denver came up to visit our warehouse in North Boulder for the day.  Gary Shapiro, the morning anchor, had read about Juniper Books in The Daily Camera a few days earlier and thought it would make for a good TV feature.  We agreed! For a link […]

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From Styleture: 5 Reasons to Have a Home Book Library

5 Reasons to Have a Home Book Library September 2nd, 2010 After reading the title of this post you might be asking yourself, “Get with the times, buddy – I just bought an iPad. Why on earth would I need something as antiquated as a book library in my home?” Well this post will attempt […]

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