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7729e465c5f8cca937c02488d6c8310d.jpgMy Ideal Bookshelf, editor Thessaly La Force's new book with illustrator Jane Mount, asks celebrities and creative types including Miranda July, Judd Apatow, Maira Kalman, David Sedaris, Jennifer Egan, Alice Waters and more to tell them what books have shaped them the most over the years. Mount's illustrations of contributors' perfect shelves are paired with anecdotes about why the books they chose are important to them. (Mount also does custom original Ideal Bookshelf paintings, if you're thinking about a potential holiday gift for the bibliophile in your life. They start at $250.) Below, some images from the book, which is out today. What's on your ideal bookshelf?  

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Miranda July

tumblr_mcns1wjD9a1qj5cfg.jpgJudd Apatow

RV-AI558_VISUAL_G_20121026021159.jpgAlice Waters

Niemann-Christoph-LO.jpgChristoph Neimann

Auerbach-Tauba-LO.jpgTauba Auerbach

Wegman_William_1-600x438.jpgWilliam Wegman

Cash_Rosanne_1-600x315.jpgRoseanne Cash

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