Chic Reads

Whether sitting on a shelf or stacked on a coffee table, these chic tomes are perfect for adding a luxurious, well-read layer to a space—and of course, they make wonderfully inspiring reads.

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Tom Ford
Now: $108.00 Was: $135.00

A celebration of 10 years of the most glamorous and provocative designs Gucci has ever known, this tribute to the designer Tom Ford includes extraordinary photography by Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Richard Avedon, and other greats.

 
Penguin Random House
Versace
Now: $79.00 Was: $99.00

A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house. Taking over the creative artistic direction of the family-run fashion house in 1997, the enigmatic and alluring Donatella Versace has since catapulted the brand into popular culture, cementing Versace as a go-to label for A-list celebrities. This richly illustrated tome chronicles Donatella's interpretation of Versace in the twenty-first century and her remarkable work as the curator and face of Versace. Versace includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to intimate scenes at the Versace atelier, with accompanying original essays penned by fashion's most authoritative voices. Featuring arresting photography by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, among many others, and red-carpet coverage of Hollywood's elite wearing dazzling Versace couture, this glittering volume delivers the magnetic vibrancy, supreme luxury, and glamour quotient that define Versace.

 
Penguin Random House
Kelly Hoppen
Now: $47.00 Was: $59.00

Kelly Hoppen offers a wealth of experience and advice on achieving your signature style, making this a definitive master class in home design. This book is a must for any home decorator wanting to give their home a touch of Kelly Hoppen's distinctive style, the perfect combination of luxury with simplicity. Here, she reveals her trade secrets and shares her expert knowledge to ensure that your decorating project, however big or small in scale, runs smoothly, stays within budget, and achieves the look you want. Ending with an invaluable address book of some of Hoppen's favorite sources, and with space to add the reader's own contacts and recommendations, this book is an essential companion to any home decorating project.

 
Penguin Random House
Magnificent Milan
Now: $15.00 Was: $19.00

Milan revealed by the spectacular paper architecture of Dario Cestaro, in a 3-D pop-up book that recounts the city’s history in simple texts and curious anecdotes. A fascinating journey through colorful pages that turn into Milan’s most famous buildings, helping even the youngest of readers to recognize its principal landmarks: the Duomo, with its soaring spires; the Castello Sforzesco, with its imposing battlement walls; the Teatro alla Scala, temple of opera; the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, a medieval treasure chest dedicated to the city’s patron saint; the Stazione Centrale, with its daring vaults of iron and glass; and the city’s new skyline, redesigned by skyscrapers over 200 meters in height.

 
Penguin Random House
Cottages on the Coast
Now: $31.00 Was: $39.00

Author Linda Leigh Paul visits the most picturesque and private seaside cottages on all three coasts of the United States, from the cliffs of Big Sur to the dunes of Nantucket to Florida's sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. The most charming cottages in the country are here, including a 1924 stone cottage in Carmel, a weathered clapboard cottage on the Isle of Hope, Georgia, and Tennessee Williams's Key West cottage.Seaside cottages are intrepid structures. They hold onto the earth as a brace against heavy seas, furious flood tides, and stormforce winds. The names themselves conjure departures and returns, danger and escape: Destruction Island, Peril Strait, and Wrath Cape describe one arc of shoreline. Another coastline offers Fair Harbor, Port Protection, and Safety Harbor. Still another speaks of lost encounters: Dogs Keys Pass, Tortugas Harbor, and Alligator Reef. But the interiors of these cottages evoke only warmth and beauty, providing comfort for those eternally drawn to the sea. Many display artifacts of life on the water: nautical objects and treasures found on the beach, as well as journals, letters, postcards, and books that reflect the long, rich history of seaside living.

 
Penguin Random House
Stables
Now: $47.00 Was: $59.00

A celebration of horses and their lodgings, this exquisite book covers horse country across the United States and traces the origins of 25 stunning stables, from their beginnings in the early 19th century to the contemporary designs of today. Uniquely spectacular, each selection is a reflection of its regional heritage. Featuring all-new color photography, Stables showcases the best of America’s diverse equine homes, making it a must-have for any horse or architecture enthusiast.

 
$395.00

As seen in Vanity Fair’s Holiday Gift Guide in the January 2016 issue, this eight-volume set features works by Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Sarah Orne Jewett, Katherine Anne Porter, Gertrude Stein, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edith Wharton. All books are brand new from the publisher, Library of America, with custom jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books on tear and water resistant paper.

 
Penguin Random House
The Love And Lemons Cookbook
Now: $31.00 Was: $39.00

Sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration to change up your regular cooking routine. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. The beloved Love & Lemons blog has attracted buzz from everyone from bestselling author Heidi Swanson to Saveur Magazine, who awarded the blog Best Cooking Blog of 2014.    Organized by ingredient, The Love & Lemons Cookbook teaches readers how to make beautiful food with what's on hand, whether it's a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just shows up in a CSA box. The book also features resources to show readers how to stock their pantry, gluten-free and vegan options for many of the recipes, as well as ideas on mixing and matching ingredients, so that readers always have something new to try. Stunningly designed and efficiently organized, The Love & Lemons Cookbook is a resource that you will use again and again.

 
Drew Doggett Photography
Sail: Majesty at Sea
$100.00

The book "Sail: Majesty at Sea" is an intimate look into the world of rare racing sailboats and their enduring beauty, power, and speed as they navigate the open ocean. Focusing on form and shape, the collection uncovers the timeless nature of these majestic boats while emphasizing the elegance and graphic qualities of each design. The resulting images have an undeniable aesthetic appeal and formalism that tell a story of grace and majesty.

This large-format, hardbound 230-page coffee table book was born from Drew’s passion for the sport of sailing and desire to affect change in the lives of those most in need, and was created in collaboration with sailing legend Gary Jobson, who wrote the foreword for the book; and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to which 100% of the net proceeds from book sales will be donated.

 
Penguin Random House
In Full Flower Book
Now: $39.00 Was: $49.00

In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, "back-to-nature" style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design. In Full Flower is the first overview of artists working in this aesthetic. With over 300 original color images and short writing on each artists' inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.

 
Now: $40.00 Was: $50.00

The long awaited companion book to Assouline’s award-winning Vintage Cocktails, Craft Cocktails explores the new golden age of the cocktail as culinary art form. World-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern shares some of his famous recipes conceived while working as the head mixologist for Michelin three-star chef Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York.

 
Now: $79.00 Was: $99.00

The Hamptons have long been a haven for the world's elite. Its breathtaking vistas inspired Walt Whitman and Winslow Homer; its social forebears include Gerald and Sara Murphy entertaining Léger and Fitzgerald; Kurt Vonnegut, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol all found inspiration on America's Riviera. Spectacular estates from the Gilded Age rival the sprawling mansions of the bold-faced names attracted to this beachfront strip on Long Island each summer. The Big Book of the Hamptons celebrates the mystique and romance of these iconic and extravagant neighborhoods, exploring the architecture and gardens of these secluded retreats, brought to life with amazing imagery in a deluxe volume.

 
Now: $47.00 Was: $59.00

Experience the world's greatest coastal fly-fishing destinations with this stunning volume, an ideal gift for any angler's library. As close to a first-hand experience as a reader can get without getting wet, Salt: Coastal and Flats Fishing is a visually stunning journey to America's most epic saltwater fishing hot spots. Featuring photography from the Atlantic Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Bahamas, Gulf Coast, and Florida Keys-and highlighting fish such as striped bass, tuna, bonefish, permit, and tarpon-this is a life's compilation of saltwater fly-fishing photography by one of the most acclaimed outdoors photographers. Each section has an accompanying essay by Tom Rosenbauer that takes the reader along on a memorable trip to the world's greatest fishing destinations. For the serious fly fisherman, it is an album of shared experiences. For those new to the sport, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to the exotic world that exists on the waters of American coastlines and islands.

 
$250.00

Inspired by French country decor and the jovial chicken, this cookbook set features an antique illustration laid against a subtly textured background, making it a perfect centerpiece for any kitchen. Includes: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century" by Amanda Hesser, "American Cookery" by James Beard, "Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition" by Rombauer & Becker, "How to Cook Everything" by Mark Bittman, and "The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook" by America's Test Kitchen. All books are brand new from the publishers with jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books.

 
$250.00

For this set, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series is given the royal treatment with custom paper jackets designed to look like antique leather- and metal-bound tomes. Fit for a castle (or your bookshelf) the set includes all five hardcover books in the series, published by Bantam, complete with maps printed on the endpaper of each volume. Includes: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

 
Now: $47.00 Was: $59.00

This beautifully illustrated, updated edition of "In the Spirit of the Hamptons" by Kelly Killoren Bensimon, includes a new foreword by Pamela Fiori. The book sends the reader on a personal tour of the many hamlets that make up the Hamptons.

 
$150.00

Famed midcentury American writer Truman Capote achieved international success with his brilliant non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, which made him a household name in the late ’60s. His development of literary journalism, in addition to the witty narrations and larger-than-life characters of his other works, have kept him atop the list of the country’s most beloved writers. Including all of Capote’s major works of fiction, short stories, and essays, this set--published by Modern Library with custom-designed covers from Juniper Books--features an iconic image of the author set against a colorful presentation of his name--a fitting tribute to his mesmerizing tales. Includes: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Portraits and Observations, In Cold Blood, The Complete Stories, and A Christmas Memory.

 
$195.00

Maya Angelou touched the hearts and souls of millions through her poems, memoirs, plays, films, and her civil rights activism. Moving, and often times painful reflections of her life are balanced by uplifting and joyous memories; her honest and unvarnished approach coming across as a guiding principle that lends the writings a beautiful weight. Juniper Books’ custom jackets feature an illustration inspired by Angelou’s classic autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Each book in the set is a hardcover edition published by Random House or Modern Library. Includes: The Complete Poetry, Letter to my Daughter, The Collected Autobiographies (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas, The Heart of a Woman, All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, and A Song Flung Up to Heaven), Mom & Me & Mom, and Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now.

 
Now: $55.00 Was: $69.00

Celebrating more than eighty-five years of the prestigious yacht company, Hinckley Yachts traverses decades, oceans, and seas, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of the ultimate boating experience. A highly respected name in the yachting world, Hinckley sets the standard for high quality, performance, and lasting beauty. This book showcases the rich history, classic design, and legendary work of the handcrafted Hinckley yachts from 1928 to today. With historic and contemporary photographs and drawings from Hinckley's extensive archive-featuring the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both its sailing yachts and jet boats-this is the first book to celebrate Hinckley's rich history. Chronicling the company's early years, which includes boats used for World War II, to its integral role in the fiberglass revolution and the evolution of today's modern yacht, it offers an in-depth look at some of the most legendary and renowned boats in the world.

 
$150.00

In a striking set that includes "Nineteen Eighty-Four," "Animal Farm," short stories, and essays, George Orwell’s voice comes across as modern and clairvoyant. The ubiquitous phrase “Big Brother is watching you” might be a midcentury sentiment about totalitarianism, yet in today’s high-tech world, it seems as if it could have been written yesterday. The custom jackets allude to Big Brother as well as vintage TV test patterns from Orwell’s era. Includes: "Nineteen Eighty-Four," "Animal Farm," "Burmese Days," "Keep the Aspidistra Flying," "Coming up for Air," and essays. All books are brand new from the publisher, Everyman’s Library, with jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books on a special tear- and water-resistant paper.

 
Jefferson and His Time, 6 Vols
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Jefferson and His Time, 6 Vols
$195.00
Jefferson and His Time, complete 6 volume set. Boston: Little Brown & Co. Mylar dust jackets. "Jefferson the Virginian," 17th printing, 1948. "Jefferson and the Rights of Man," 11th printing, 1951. "Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty," 7th printing, 1962. "Jefferson the President: First Term," third printing, 1970. "Jefferson the President: Second Term," first printing, 1974. "Jefferson: The Sage of Monticello," first printing, 1981. Slight wear, some browning to edges.
 
$175.00

The major works of the Brontë sisters featuring a beautiful Victorian engraving across the spines. This set includes Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë; Jane Eyre, Shirley and the Professor and Villette by Charlotte Brontë; and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë. Each book is an heirloom quality volume published by Everyman’s Library with jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books on a special tear and water resistant paper.

 
$200.00

This series of leather bound classics makes an attractive addition to any bookshelf. Each book features gold stamped designs, gilded page edges, and ivory paper. The Canterbury Classics are published by Thunder Bay Press. This set of eight books includes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and other stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" by Homer, Four Novels by Jane Austen, selected novels of Jules Verne, five novels by Mark Twain, seven novels by Robert Louis Stevenson, four novels by Charles Dickens, and the complete Works of William Shakespeare.

 
$350.00

A classic set of 7 Library of America books containing the works of Mark Twain in book jackets incorporating the iconic design used for the famous first edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Includes all of Twain's major works in these five books including Tom Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, A Tramp Abroad, Following the Equator, The Prince The Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and 2 volumes of Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays. All books are brand new from the publisher with jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books on a special tear and water resistant paper.

 
$175.00

Mary Ann Evans, better known by her nom-de-plume, George Eliot, became the talk of England in 1859 with the publication of her first novel, Adam Bede. Already famous as a journalist and editor, she left the adoring public guessing as to the author's true identity until a man claiming he wrote the work stepped forward, after which she set the record straight. Uniting five of Eliot's best novels published in beautiful hardcover editions by Everyman's Library, we've dressed them in custom jackets featuring a pastoral scene of a mill painted by François Boucher. Includes: The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Adam Bede, and Silas Marner.

 
$195.00

For an island of just six million people, Ireland has produced an incredible amount of great writers and poets over the centuries. In evocative jackets, Juniper Books’ Irish Literature Set brings five of the most renowned modern Irish authors to your library. Each blessed with the gift of gab, from the witticisms of late 19th-century playwright and novelist Oscar Wilde, to the frank and profound prose of Iris Murdoch, this five-volume set will be a great addition for anyone in love with this verdant isle. Each book is a clothbound hardcover published by Everyman’s Library, with a silk reading ribbon, and acid-free natural cream-colored paper. Includes: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce; The Sea as well as The Sea and A Severed Head, both by Iris Murdoch; The Complete Novels by Flann O’Brien; The Best of Frank O’Connor by Frank O’Connor; and Plays, Prose Writings, and Poems by Oscar Wilde.

 
Somerset Maugham's The Magician, 1968
VINTAGE
Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books
Somerset Maugham's The Magician, 1968
$45.00
The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham. London: Heinemann, 1968. Second edition, second printing. Maugham left London in 1907 to live on the Left Bank in Paris, where he met the celebrated Satanist Aleister Crowley, upon whom the character of the 'magician,' Oliver Haddo, is based. A fascinating picture of bohemian Paris at the turn of the century. This collected edition contains an introduction written by Mr. Maugham.
 
Penguin Random House
Alain Ducasse's New York
Now: $20.00 Was: $25.00

A perfect introduction to New York's food world for New Yorkers and tourists alike. There are many guides to New York restaurants, but this is the first one by Alain Ducasse, the critically acclaimed French chef and multiple-time winner of three Michelin stars in two different cities. From Brooklyn's hippest new restaurants to Manhattan's best street vendor hot dogs, Ducasse reveals his personal selections of Gotham's best culinary destinations. This intimate hardcover comes with a foldout map that is perfect for popping into hand luggage or tucking into a coat pocket. This compact guide focuses primarily on Manhattan and Brooklyn, revealing Ducasse's favorite spots, special finds, and gourmet delights. It captures New York's globally inspired palette of flavors and aromas that blend together into its own unique food culture producing some of the world's best and most innovative restaurants. From bistros, gelaterias, and bakeries to old-fashioned "appetizing" delicatessens, greenmarket stands, and five-star restaurants, any culinary location that is special to New York and at the top of its game, is included in Ducasse's guide.

 
$275.00

With these important works of philosophy that span more than 2,000 years of revolutionary thought, we’ve compiled a collection both accessible for readers new to the subject and thorough enough to satisfy scholars. Beautiful, heirloom-quality Everyman’s Library volumes are finished with our custom jackets, which feature Raphael’s Italian Renaissance masterpiece, “The School of Athens." In the center of the painting, Plato gestures toward the heavens; Aristotle, walking next to him, points down to Earth. First-time readers and re-visitors alike will find a lifetime of inspiration and ideas from these formative books. Set Includes: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Writings (1902-1910) by William James, The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli, The Basic Writings by Friedrich Nietzsche, The Republic by Plato, The Social Contract & The Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Fear and Trembling and The Book on Adler by Søren Kierkegaard, Candide and other Stories by Voltaire.

 
$150.00

Willa Cather’s vivid novels and short stories bring to life the triumphs and struggles of pioneers on the Great Plains and in the American West around the turn of the 20th century. A giant of American literature, Cather’s signature writing style led to her winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for One of Ours. Published by Library of America, each is wrapped in a custom jacket featuring a lovely painting by Jules Breton. Includes: The Troll Garden, O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, My Ántonia, One of Ours, A Lost Lady, The Professor's House, Death Comes for the Archbishop, Shadows on the Rock, Lucy Gayheart, Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Willa Cather: Stories, Poems, and Other Writings.

 
Now: $28.00 Was: $35.00

Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America. Gomez, born in 1986 in San Bernardino, California, to undocumented Mexican immigrant parents, bridges the divide between the affluent wealthy and their usually invisible domestic help--the nannies, gardeners, housecleaners, and others who make their lifestyles possible--by inserting images of these workers into sly pastiches of iconic David Hockney paintings, subtly doctoring glossy magazine ads, and subversively slotting life-size painted cardboard cutouts into real-life situations. Domestic Scenes engages with Gomez and his work, offering an inspiring vision of the purposes and possibilities of art.

 
Penguin Random House
In Vogue
Now: $60.00 Was: $75.00

"In Vogue" is a fascinating look at the history of one of the world's most influential magazines. The compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past "Vogue" editions, featuring the work of some of the 20th century's most respected artists, illustrators, and photographers, including Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, and Herb Ritts. The book explains the makings of the magazine and incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned talents, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni.

 
$195.00

This set of five F. Scott Fitzgerald books come in custom jackets inspired by the original iconic dust jacket for The Great Gatsby. The jackets are made of tear-proof, water-resistant paper. The titles in the set include "The Beautiful and Damned," "The Great Gatsby," "Tales of the Jazz Age," "Tender is the Night," and "This Side of Paradise." Books published by Scribners Classics Library. Jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books.

 
$150.00

The Word Cloud Classics series features modern editions of classic literature with fun colorful designs. Their flexible imitation-leather bindings feature Internet-style "word clouds." However, make no mistake, these are printed books that look great on the shelves and also make lightweight and attractive reading copies to take with you on vacation! Includes: Emma by Jane Austen, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. All books are brand new from the publisher, Canterbury Classics.

 
Penguin Random House
S/11 Full Puffin Collection
Now: $151.00 Was: $189.00

Eleven favorite classics are now available in sumptuous hardcover editions with iconic cover art, striking colored endpapers, and introductions by notable authors and illustrators. As standalone books or as a beautiful, colorful collection, these books make wonderful gifts for the holiday season for the child who needs a classics library, the adult who treasures a childhood favorite, or anyone who views books as art.

 
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