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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Versace
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Versace
$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.

 
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Kelly Hoppen
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Kelly Hoppen
$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.

 
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Magnificent Milan
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Magnificent Milan
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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.

 
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The Love And Lemons Cookbook
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The Love And Lemons Cookbook
$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.

 
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Palm Beach Chic
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Palm Beach interiors have long reflected the travels, penchants, and whimsies of the town’s worldly inhabitants. Today, residents of this tiny barrier island call upon world-class designers to create homes that are testaments to what can be achieved when inspired by the natural beauty of a unique locale and when imagination is one’s only limitation. In Palm Beach Chic, Jennifer Ash Rudick leads the tour of newly restored Mediterranean Revival houses by Mizner, Fatio, and Volk; charming cottages, Moorish casbahs, and vintage condos. Lush photographs capture extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, a rustic ranch, and simple pastel houses sheltered by dense thickets of Norfolk pines and age-old banyans. It is this eclectic mix of old and new, of Spanish and Caribbean, of contemporary design and sun-faded WASP thrift, that makes Palm Beach chic.

 
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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.

 
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In Full Flower Book
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In Full Flower Book
$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.

 
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Craft Cocktails
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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.

 
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S/8 Outlander Series Book Set
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$299.00

A brilliant mix of historical fiction, romance, mystery, and fantasy, Diana Gabaldon's popular Outlander series takes readers on a fantastic adventure. The novels follow Claire Randall, a 20th-century nurse whose life is forever changed when she inadvertently time-travels to 18th-century Scotland. Starting with the hardcover edition of the series published by Delacorte Press, the eight books have been united with a stunning image of the Scottish Highlands. Includes: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

 
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S/5 Antique Engraving Book Set
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$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.

 
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Asst. of 5 Game of Thrones Armor Book Set
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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.

 
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S/5 Truman Capote Book Set
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$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.

 
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Asst. of 5 S/5 Maya Angelou Set Books
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$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.

 
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S/4 George Orwell Book Set
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$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.

 
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S/5 Classic Brontë Sisters Books
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$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.

 
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S/3 War & Peace Book Set
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$75.00

Considered by many to be the greatest novel ever written, Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace remains a tour de force in realism, historical fiction, and philosophy. Entwining the lives of five Russian aristocratic families around the time of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, Tolstoy’s scenes of life and turmoil in St. Petersburg and Moscow come to life with dozens of hyper-detailed characters. The novel culminates at the Battle of Borodino where protagonist Pierre Bezukhov realizes his romanticized vision of war is far from the true horrors he encounters. Juniper Books’ custom jackets bring this scene to life with Louis Lejeune’s painting, “Battle of Borodino, 7th September 1812." A glorious read, this beautiful three-volume hardcover edition published by Everyman’s Library comes complete with silk reading ribbons, cloth bindings, and acid-free natural cream-colored paper. Everyman’s Library uses the celebrated Louise and Aylmer Maude translation. Contemporaries of Tolstoy, they knew the author personally and translated many of his works. Includes: War and Peace Volume 1, War and Peace Volume 2, and War and Peace Volume 3.

 
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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.
 
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S/4 Classic Love Stories Book Set
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$150.00

A set of four classic romances with custom covers featuring a 19th-century illustration that beautifully expresses a love for literature and also for the reader in your life. Includes "Sense Sensibility" by Jane Austen, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë, "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. Each book is a brand new heirloom quality hardback from Everyman's Library with jackets designed and printed by Juniper Books on a special tear- and water-resistant paper.

 
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S/18 Major Works of Philosophy Book Set
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$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.

 
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S/3 Willa Cather Book Set
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$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.

 
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Chateau Angelu
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$55.00

At Château Angélus, in the heart of Saint-Émilion in France, the vine and the wine are a religion, a passion shared by the Boüard de Laforest family since 1782. Here is the story of the family, the land, and their exceptional wines. In 2012, Château Angélus was promoted to Premier Grand Cru classé “A,” today, the winery itself is being reinvented: A new château is being built using traditional artisan techniques, with a new bell tower made from the local limestone. With exceptional photographs of the vineyards, the winery, and the renovation and restoration of Château Angélus, this tale of great wine is brought to life.

 
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