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quarterlane books—launch!

Quarterlane Homepage shortI’m beyond excited to tell you about a creative direction and illustration project I’ve been working on. quarterlane books is an amazing new book subscription box company with the most perfectly curated books of the season delivered to your doorstep with incredible lux gifts and artist edition prints.

The box itself is modeled after a Lanvin shoe box with silvery gray ribbon. Boxes of the season are curated for distinctive tastes, from The Aesthete including Grace Coddington’s book, Lee Radziwill’s book and Christiane Lemieux’s brand new book, The Finer Things (that I also happened to have illustrated) + gifts to the Fall Fiction box curated for the reader looking to get lost in the best novels of the season. You have to check them all out and pick which suits you.

There are a variety of subscription levels. You don’t have to commit to any of them to get the box of your dreams. What could be a better gift than carving out time to read and gifting yourself this essential luxury? The boxes make amazing gifts for fellow book lovers too.

In the coming weeks and months we’ll be building out The Edit, quarterlane’s sister site. Right now interviews with Mary Louise Parker, Anna Solomon, Amor TowlesChristiane Lemieux  and Caitlin Mcgauley are up. Follow along as we feature people’s reading spaces, the best designed reading lights, features on amazing indie bookstores, interviews with authors, artists and publishing insiders and more. Subscribe to the quarterlane newsletter for special content, deals and to be in the know on the latest book boxes.

I’m personally running quarterlane’s Pinterest. My favorite boards to pin to are: quarterlane’s favorite book covers, icons & bibliophiles, libraries & reading spaces. Follow us on Instagram too!
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Read: The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley

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By now, you have probably heard the buzz about Aidan Donnelly Rowley‘s new novel, The Ramblers. Set in my (and Aidan’s) hometown, NYC (the most beautiful sparkling parts of the city)—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled.

Rambling through the emotional chaos of their lives, this trio learns to let go of the past, to make room for the future and the uncertainty and promise that it holds. The Ramblers is a love letter to New York City—an accomplished, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, hope, birds, friendship, love, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit.

I was of course thrilled to work with Aidan and her publicist, on something special for those receiving the advances. It’s no coincidence that the book title references the Ramble in Central Park (personally my favorite spot). One of the characters in the book is a bird watcher so what perfect give-away than an illustrative guide to the birds of the Ramble. I’d love to spot an owl in there.

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