Où est Assouline? Assouline peut être trouvé au détail Mecque Liberty of London. A favourite of mine in London is this little corner-cum-gallery-cum-bookshop that is home to some wonderful titles by this very sexy and cutting edge French publisher. Assouline began with an idea and a belief: the first, a notion that beauty, perfected, has meaning that is capable of transforming our lives; and the second, that a book—artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content—can open our eyes and minds.
They joined the ranks of some of the best publishers in the world by setting up in London, by becoming a concession at Liberty they have immediately made themselves more desirable and more shop-able than the English publishing houses.
If you can get to Liberty, do stop by and you might even find yourself the perfect Christmas gift for that awkward-to-buy-for friend.
Prosper Assouline and Ed Burstell, Managing Director of Liberty
James from 'rarely updated but informative interiors blog' thehunterandgatherer.wordpress.com can also be found there on occasions.