Hi, it’s me. Shelby.

I’m a writer and an editor. I love Dickens, coffee, and serial commas. I also enjoy nature, comics, rearranging furniture, and dabbling with the idea of “living my best life.” Usually that just means reading or rearranging furniture.

Growing up, it was impossible to settle on what I wanted “to be,” but I knew that I wanted to make things. To me, there is an intensely rewarding joy in holding a finished product in my hand, looking back at how it began, and knowing that I have created something new.

The Kipling Project exists to bring literary history into reality. It’s a combination of those things I love: books, history and making things. Here I examine a collection of vintage books, their restoration, upkeep, value and discovery. That might not sound like fun to you, unless you love reading and rearranging furniture.

If you’re interested in my work, life, or odd sense of humor, feel free to contact me or visit my portfolio site, shelbyloebker.com.