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Every other week we invite someone from the creative industries to share a rundown of their five favourite books in the whole ruddy world, which have inspired, excited or educated them.

  1. Michael-beirut-bookshelf-regulars-itsnicethat-4 Bookshelf Michael Bierut shares the second-hand books which have "truly influenced" his practice
  2. Department-of-new-realities-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list-alt Bookshelf A 3D-rendered Bookshelf from Wieden and Kennedy's Department of New Realities
  3. Wilfred-van-der-weide-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski's Bookshelf explores the most interesting and unique bookbinding techniques
  4. Tea-uglow-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Google’s Tea Uglow’s Bookshelf includes “Second-wave cyberpunk” and “print wizardry”
  5. Luke-powell-jody-hudson-powell-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list-alt Bookshelf Pentagram's Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell's Bookshelf from their teenage years
  6. Charlie-engman-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list2 Bookshelf Charlie Engman's eclectic bookshelf includes Japanese display design, London barber shops and bugs
  7. Max-siedentopf-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Max Siedentopf shares the books that have influenced his downright hilarious work
  8. Books-from-the-future-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Books From The Future's Bookshelf: from Gay Sunshine Interviews to Eat This!
  9. Migrant-journal-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf From 3D scans to musical soundscapes: Migrant Journal shares its favourite books
  10. Peter-funch-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Peter Funch shares the photo books that inspire his own practice
  11. Natasha-jen-pentagram-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Pentagram partner Natasha Jen shares her most inspirational books
  12. Benjamin-nieves-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Nieves founder Benjamin Sommerhalder shares his passion for books and zines
  13. Simpsons-library-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Lisa Simpson’s bookshelf: from the curator of Instagram’s Simpsons Library
  14. Buffalo-zine-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Buffalo Zine editors Adrián González-Cohen and David Uzquiza on their favourite books
  15. Benedict-redgrove-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Benedict Redgrove shares the books that have helped shaped him
  16. Nina-manandhar-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer Nina Manandhar shares her most inspirational books
  17. Joe-kessler-breakdown-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books
  18. Emily-and-alice-stein-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Creative duo Emily and Alice Stein’s bookshelf is packed with photographic gems
  19. Mit-technology-review-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf The MIT Technology Review design team share their love of printed matter
  20. Cynthia-pratomo-wolff-olins-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Wolff Olins creative director Cynthia Pratomo talks about her favourite books
  21. Nadine-redlich-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Illustrator Nadine Redlich on her most-loved books
  22. Drme-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Design studio DR.ME shares its most inspirational books
  23. Studio-output-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Studio Output’s bumper bookshelf full of design and art inspiration
  24. Steven-heller-bookshelf-itsnicehat-list Bookshelf Renowned art director, author and editor Steven Heller on his favourite books
  25. Steph-davidson-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list1-compressor Bookshelf Bloomberg digital designer Steph Davidson shares the books she’s kept hold of
  26. Jon-burgerman-bookshelf-jackal-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Illustrator Jon Burgerman's bookshelf is full of absolute corkers
  27. Ian-kenneth-bird-bookshelf-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Photographer Ian Kenneth Bird shares his top photobooks
  28. Colophon-bookshelf-letraset-itsnicethat-list Bookshelf Type foundry Colophon talks about its most-loved books
  29. Mike_perry_jaybird_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Artist Mike Perry shares his favourite art and photography books
  30. Wilfrid_wood_int_list Bookshelf “The great thing about this book is you don’t have to read it”: sculptor Wilfrid Wood on his favourite books
  31. Tracy_ma_bookshelf_itsnicethat_graphs_list Bookshelf Graphic designer Tracy Ma’s bookshelf is chock-full of gems
  32. Cecile_dormeau_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Cheeky, French illustrator Cécile Dormeau shares her favourite books
  33. Lizzy_stewart_artefacts_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Lizzy Stewart shares some gems from her bookshelf
  34. Tony_brook_spin_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of design studio Spin, Tony Brook shares his bookshelf of first editions
  35. Michael_mack_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder of publisher Mack, Michael Mack shares his most-prized books
  36. Parallel_teeth_rob_wallace_bookshelf_int_peeler_list Bookshelf Director and animator Parallel Teeth shares his favourite books
  37. Reto_moser_grillitype_bookshelf_int_arhitektid-arhitektuurist_list2 Bookshelf Grilli Type designer Reto Moser shares the books that inspire him
  38. Janet_hansen_bookshelf_itsnicethat_list Bookshelf Penguin book cover designer Janet Hansen on her favourite books
  39. Otegha_uwagba_bookshelf_int_list International Women's Day Founder of Women Who, Otegha Uwagba on her most inspirational books
  40. Andrew_rae_bookshelf_int_list_steinberg Bookshelf Illustrator Andrew Rae shares the pictorial tomes that have inspired him
  41. Rob_flowers_tip_top_int_list Bookshelf Illustrator Rob Flowers shares his treasure trove of books
  42. Group-shot-alt-03 Bookshelf The New Yorker's design team shares its favourite books in this mammoth Bookshelf
  43. Mat-maitland-bookshelf-s1_int_list Bookshelf Collage artist and creative director Mat Maitland on his most-prized books
  44. Marina_willer_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf From Roth to Seuss: Pentagram partner Marina Willer shares her favourite books
  45. Sawdust_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design studio Sawdust shares its most-loved books
  46. Patternity_bookshelf_women_int_list Bookshelf Pattern archive and studio Patternity shares its most inspiring books
  47. Rohan_silva_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Co-founder of Second Home, Rohan Silva talks about his favourite books
  48. Shaz_madani_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Riposte art director Shaz Madani shares the books she’s kept hold of
  49. Edwin_pickstone_bookshelf_scws_wishaw_int_list Bookshelf Glasgow School of Art type technician and tutor, Edwin Pickstone shares his fave books
  50. Seb_emina_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The ultimate reading list from The Happy Reader’s Seb Emina
  51. Sarah_hyndan_aiga_int_list Bookshelf Designer and type fanatic Sarah Hyndman shares her most-cherished books
  52. Frasermuggeridgestudio_itsnicethat_bookshelf.home Bookshelf Graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge talks to us about his favourite books
  53. Deyan_sudjic_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic shares his most-loved books
  54. 1_(2) Bookshelf Informational Affairs travel the globe in this week's bookshelf
  55. Nobrow_thecowwhofellinthecanal_int_list Bookshelf Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
  56. Int_bookshelf_svd_schotts_original_1 Bookshelf The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  57. Giles_duley_avedon_baldwin_int_list Bookshelf Humanist photographer Giles Duley on his favourite photo books
  58. Andy_baker_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Animator Andy Baker on the books that still inspire him
  59. Charlotte_strick_int_list2 Bookshelf Art editor of The Paris Review, Charlotte Strick on her most-treasured tomes
  60. Mirko_borsche_neville_brody_int_list Bookshelf Mirko Borsche on the books and legendary designers that inspire him
  61. Ben_parker_madethought_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Made Thought co-founder Ben Parker shares the books he always comes back to
  62. Ustwo_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Monument Valley creator ustwo gives us a peek at its bookshelf
  63. Julian_glander_bookshelf_int_list2 Bookshelf Illustrator and animator Julian Glander shares some of his favourite books
  64. Designstudio_bookshelf_zerro_int_list Bookshelf DesignStudio shares its favourite tomes in a transatlantic bookshelf
  65. Mike_alderson_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Founder and creative director of ManvsMachine, Mike Alderson on his most-loved books
  66. Max_barnett_kodak_int_list Bookshelf Editor-in-chief of Pylot magazine Max Barnett on his favourite books
  67. Steve_watson_mushpit_int_list Bookshelf Stack founder Steven Watson shares five of his top magazines
  68. Linda_brownlee_baldessari_int_list Bookshelf Photographer Linda Brownlee on the books she always comes back to
  69. Brutus_wonderwall_int_list Bookshelf Owner of iconic shirt brand Brutus, Jonathan Freedman’s punk and DIY-infused bookshelf
  70. Annie_atkins_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Grand Budapest Hotel graphic designer Annie Atkins on her favourite books
  71. Julius_wiedemann_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Taschen editor Julius Wiedemann on the books that inspire him
  72. Studio_psk_press_int_list Bookshelf Design agency Studio PSK shares its most-loved books
  73. Dave_trott_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf Advertising guru Dave Trott and his inspirational Bookshelf
  74. Morag_myerscough_int_list Bookshelf Designer Morag Myerscough gives us a peek at her bookshelf
  75. Tomas_leach_humphrey_jennings_int_list Bookshelf Filmmaker Tomas Leach shares some of his favourite books
  76. The-guardian-purple-int-list Bookshelf The Guardian design team reveals its favourite books
  77. Dan_wilton_duty_int_list2 Bookshelf Photographer Dan Wilton on his most-loved books
  78. Wayne_daly_kiesler_int_list Bookshelf Bedford Press co-founder Wayne Daly on his favourite books
  79. Shem_law_bauhaus_int_list Bookshelf Radio Times art director Shem Law shows us what’s on his bookshelf
  80. Tpg_bookshelf_int_list Bookshelf The Photographer’s Gallery shows us their favourite books