One of the things that I've been doing for many years now is collecting picture books. I've included a few of my favorites in the photo above. They're not only pleasant to read but they're also visually appealing and extremely inspiring. My collection also includes books from the early 1900's.
I tend to pick the books up in my travels to the used and indie bookstores that I frequent (both locally and nationally). Each book tells a story as I can usually tell you where, how, why or with whom that I bought the book.
Two of my favorite artists (not included in the above photo) are Maira Kalman and Shaun Tan. I hope to do a separate post on their books soon.
Do you have any favorite picture books?