Beautiful Books is creating videos and essays about the most beautiful books in the world
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First of all - thank you so much for coming to visit this page! The fact that you clicked on the link at all means you gave some thought to how much work went into creating the video you watched, which makes you a wonderful person even if you don't have money to support it. You're the best! 

What am I making?
Beautiful Books is a video and essay series about the most beautiful books in the world.

Why am I making this?
I have been collecting books for over 30 years. I want to share my love and knowledge with people, to encourage and support you in building your own beautiful libraries.

Who am I?
I consider myself a 'book lover' rather than a collector, because a true collector keeps their books pristine and beautiful and invests with an eye for reselling, whereas although I hoard my treasures like a dragon, I also fondle them and evangelise their merits to anyone brave enough to enter my orbit. I've lived and worked in many countries around the world, so my taste is eclectic and culturally diverse. I currently live in Australia (where book postage = nightmare), which means I look at all the different editions around the world before deciding which one is the best. My personal tastes have a bias towards illustrated fiction, children's literature, fantasy, and paper engineering.

You can find my videos on YouTube and essays on www.beautifulbooks.info

Why Patreon?
I'm not a fan of ads - life is to short to spend time on those - and I don't want to put anything behind a paywall. Making these video essays is time-consuming as I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make decisions about what you love and don't love, and I do a lot of research about the artists and publishing decisions behind each of the books that I present. But it's also a labour of love, and I'm doing it largely for the joy of sharing beautiful things. So I am making all my videos free to viewers, without ads, and I will offer additional benefits to Patrons.

My goal is to make the essays a starting point for interesting discussions on the books. After finishing each essay I often still have tons of additional information to share that would be of interest to book-lovers, such as additional interesting anecdotes, or historical snippets, or further ideas to explore. I also know a lot about interesting upcoming releases and I will be making this list available to any of you generous enough to support me.

How often do I release?
I release both short and in-depth videos several times a month. My release dates are slightly erratic, because my focus is on videos of quality, not quantity, but you can expect at least one new in-depth video every few weeks. The patron-only posts will go up either at the time of releasing the video, or within the next couple of days.

How can you help?
At the moment, my channel is supported entirely by my love of books and - hopefully soon - the kindness of Patrons. Any support you can give will go into making the essay series better: educational videos, video annotations, and additional resources.

What will you get?
You will get Patron-only access to carefully curated additional resources about the books, information about upcoming beautiful book preorders that might interest you, special downloads, and an opportunity to provide input about topics future video essays.

Thank you for your generosity and for sharing your love of books with me and the world.
Tiers
Beautiful Booklover
$1 or more per month
Patron-only access to carefully curated additional resources about the books that feature in my in-depth videos.
Beautiful Book Bibliophile
$3 or more per month
Patron-only access to my regular posts with information about upcoming beautiful book preorders that might interest you, as well as everything in tier 1 (i.e. carefully curated additional resources about the books that feature in my in-depth videos).
Goals
1 of 5 patrons
A special thank you video. As small reward for you special patrons being the first to support me in this endeavour, you can have a sneak peek into my reading and recording set-up.
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First of all - thank you so much for coming to visit this page! The fact that you clicked on the link at all means you gave some thought to how much work went into creating the video you watched, which makes you a wonderful person even if you don't have money to support it. You're the best! 

What am I making?
Beautiful Books is a video and essay series about the most beautiful books in the world.

Why am I making this?
I have been collecting books for over 30 years. I want to share my love and knowledge with people, to encourage and support you in building your own beautiful libraries.

Who am I?
I consider myself a 'book lover' rather than a collector, because a true collector keeps their books pristine and beautiful and invests with an eye for reselling, whereas although I hoard my treasures like a dragon, I also fondle them and evangelise their merits to anyone brave enough to enter my orbit. I've lived and worked in many countries around the world, so my taste is eclectic and culturally diverse. I currently live in Australia (where book postage = nightmare), which means I look at all the different editions around the world before deciding which one is the best. My personal tastes have a bias towards illustrated fiction, children's literature, fantasy, and paper engineering.

You can find my videos on YouTube and essays on www.beautifulbooks.info

Why Patreon?
I'm not a fan of ads - life is to short to spend time on those - and I don't want to put anything behind a paywall. Making these video essays is time-consuming as I want to make sure you have all the information you need to make decisions about what you love and don't love, and I do a lot of research about the artists and publishing decisions behind each of the books that I present. But it's also a labour of love, and I'm doing it largely for the joy of sharing beautiful things. So I am making all my videos free to viewers, without ads, and I will offer additional benefits to Patrons.

My goal is to make the essays a starting point for interesting discussions on the books. After finishing each essay I often still have tons of additional information to share that would be of interest to book-lovers, such as additional interesting anecdotes, or historical snippets, or further ideas to explore. I also know a lot about interesting upcoming releases and I will be making this list available to any of you generous enough to support me.

How often do I release?
I release both short and in-depth videos several times a month. My release dates are slightly erratic, because my focus is on videos of quality, not quantity, but you can expect at least one new in-depth video every few weeks. The patron-only posts will go up either at the time of releasing the video, or within the next couple of days.

How can you help?
At the moment, my channel is supported entirely by my love of books and - hopefully soon - the kindness of Patrons. Any support you can give will go into making the essay series better: educational videos, video annotations, and additional resources.

What will you get?
You will get Patron-only access to carefully curated additional resources about the books, information about upcoming beautiful book preorders that might interest you, special downloads, and an opportunity to provide input about topics future video essays.

Thank you for your generosity and for sharing your love of books with me and the world.

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Tiers
Beautiful Booklover
$1 or more per month
Patron-only access to carefully curated additional resources about the books that feature in my in-depth videos.
Beautiful Book Bibliophile
$3 or more per month
Patron-only access to my regular posts with information about upcoming beautiful book preorders that might interest you, as well as everything in tier 1 (i.e. carefully curated additional resources about the books that feature in my in-depth videos).