Juniper Books founder Thatcher Wine has long had a love of books.
“My favorite books as a kid were The Neverending Story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Catcher in the Rye. I still have my beat up copy of The Catcher in the Rye today. I recently added a first edition of Tom Sawyer to my rare book collection and I’m still looking for the right copy of The Neverending Story. These books, the stories and the printed editions, all mean something to me and are a part of my story.”
Recognizing books’ role in our lives and how they tell stories about us, the readers, was one of the many epiphanies resulting in the creation of Juniper Books. Since 2001, Thatcher has explored the value books bring us, how they take up space in our homes, and how best to feature what we love about books in new, creative ways. Today, Juniper Books crafts custom book collections for purchase and creates and designs custom libraries for a variety of clients.
Thatcher and Juniper Books have been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Departures. Oprah Winfrey chose sets from Juniper Books for her Favorite Things in 2015 and 2016. All Juniper Books sets make great gifts and are regularly showcased in the gift guides of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, Glamour and other magazines.
Working with designers, architects, and builders from all around the world on custom projects, Juniper Books provides clients such as numerous AD100 designers, Kiehl’s retail stores, and Four Seasons Resorts with a fresh new approach to building book collections for content, design, and most often a unique combination of both. Past custom projects include the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the Academy Awards, the Library of The NoMad Hotel in New York City, and many private homes from Aspen to Dubai.
“I have this vision everyone should have the books they love, in the format they want, so they have reason to revisit those books, share them with others, and keep them forever. For every single person in the world, there is a printed book that means something. It may be a story they read as a child, a gift they received, or something they poured over on a train through Europe. I believe the connections we have with books is not only something to cherish, but to display as an artistic extension of ourselves.”
Thatcher grew up in New York City where his parents owned and operated one of the most innovative restaurants in American culinary history: The Quilted Giraffe. While working nearly every job in the restaurant, Thatcher absorbed a thing or two about creativity, service, and attention to detail from his parents. Thatcher graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and Art History and lives in Boulder, Colorado. When he’s not curating libraries or designing book sets you can find him biking, hiking, skiing or reading in a comfortable chair.
Juniper Books supports many non-profit organizations in Colorado and across the country through book donations and charity show-house events.