Maison Assouline: Holiday Visit 2018

We recently visited Maison Assouline in London, the crème del a crème of luxury bookstores. For writers, authors and book lovers it’s a great wonder of the world, for anybody else it’s like Harrod’s with books. However, Assouline proudly proclaims it’s so much more.

“Beyond “beautiful books” Assouline is invested in the promotion of culture. It has created the “first brand of luxury culture” by opening boutiques where one can discover a world of good taste, excitement and intellect, a place where “culture can be acquired” within a luxurious environment. One can purchase complete book collections as well as objects that belong in contemporary libraries such as perfumed candles and “cabinets of curiosities.” {source}
If you visit, be sure to made reservations at Swans bar beforehand. It’s loaded with literary types so it’s a great place to eavesdrop and meet new people. You could become privy to who just landed the biggest book deal of the year before it goes public (or even better) have three cocktails with a mysterious new friend.
“Our digital world goes faster than ever and nothing remains of it, but books are the solid part of our past and present. They also are beauty. For us, books are a matter of intellect and emotion, of heritage and innovation. Because information is not only about today, and the past is a sensational
source of inspiration.” – Prosper & Martine Assouline {source}

We found spaces arranged, their only purpose to celebrate beauty and art.


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And check out the article Maison Assouline: London’s Luxury Shop For Bibliophiles


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