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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Penguin Random House
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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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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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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S/5 Irish Literature Book Set
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$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.

 
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Somerset Maugham's The Magician, 1968
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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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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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S/5 F. Scott Fitzgerald Books
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$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.

 
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