There is nothing like the feeling of a new book. The first crack of the spine, the crinkle of fresh pages, slowly finding yourself immersed in a new world. Few fully grasp the sheer delight of a page-turner quite like Colorado Insider, Thatcher Wine—designer of custom book collections and owner of Boulder’s Juniper Books.
“In a day and age when many are concerned about the future of the print medium, I’m lucky enough to do what I love: make books and libraries more appealing and personalized. Books have been around for centuries and I think they will survive as long as they continue to evolve. I am proud to have a hand in that.”
Whether you are looking for the perfect children’s tale, or a literary classic Thatcher has given us an exclusive on his top summer reads that are sure to please every type of reader.
The Classic: “I always try to revisit the classics every now and then and I adore Mark Twain. This summer I'm reading Roughing It - a humorous adventure tale in the American West.”
For The Kids: “I have two kids and read a lot with them. I was a big fan of the animated short, 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmor', before it won an Academy Award! Now the story is available as a book and I'm going to read it with my kids.”
Non-Fiction: “I was a history and art history major, so I really enjoy learning about both. The Unknown Matisse by Hilary Spurling in one of my current reads.”
Contemporary Fiction: “As I am eagerly awaiting the next Nick Hornby novel, I'm re-reading High Fidelity.”
Wish List: Marc Newson published by Taschen, is a gorgeous 610 page oversize book containing all of the designer's works. Inspiring! The limited edition is available now for $6,000 . . . another edition is coming soon for $1,000!
To get the full scoop on Thatcher's favorite Boulder spots grab our summer Colorado issue, on newstands now!
[Illustration by Stefanie Merullo]