Hello my bookish friends!
Today I am excited to bring you an announcement of an exciting project from Waterbell Books, which I have been teasing in my stories on Instagram for a while now.
(Note: this post contains sponsored content, which means I received a small product in exchange for my promotion. All opinions and book nerd excitement are my own.)
If you know me at all, and I feel you do by now, you will know that I could never accurately call myself a minimalist. I like my collections: my books, my ukuleles, my stationery.
But, it is an intention in 2019 to only keep and purchase objects that bring joy, beauty or function into my life. Part of what this will look like for me is using my Kindle for more frivolous reads, and seeking out more meaningful art and literature to add beauty and comfort to my home.
So, imagine my delight when art and literature sought me out a few months ago, in the form of an email from Melanie at Waterbell Books.
Waterbell Books, Melanie explained, are a husband and wife online book publishing company.
“We aim to bring both literature and art together into a timeless creation so that other people like us can feel the joy from owning, holding and reading a beautiful hardcover book.”
Melanie Richards, Waterbell Books
Waterbell’s current endeavour is to curate a collection of classic literature that will be illustrated by commissioned artists from around the world.
The books will be limited editions and will be painstakingly handcrafted. Waterbell will be involved at every step – from choosing the typography to printing and typing the books. Read more about their process here.
Now, tell me my bookish friends – which part of this do you not love so far?!
The collection of books so far includes some of my favourite titles.
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – illustrated by artist Mekel
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain – illustrated by artist Guy Shield
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll – illustrated by Stephanie Cowley
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson – illustrated by Joseph Qiu
Imagine how these would look stacked next to each other. The prints feature in this post demonstrate how gorgeous Waterbell Books will be.
The Kickstarter: Help Bring the Books to Life
Before we can have these classics in our bookish little hands, we need to support Waterbell to run a successful Kickstarter campaign! The campaign will help to cover the operational costs of creating the books.
Thank you so much for reading, and thank you Waterbell Books for reaching out to me so I could help support their campaign.
Thanks for reading!