Whether you are building your library or need a gift for a housewarming party, Assouline has the premier selection of all luxurious collectable books. Assouline’s first book was La Colombe d’Or, based on a small hotel in the south of France. It was not merely a book about a hotel, but a visual literary experience. Since that point, Prosper and Martine Assouline, the founders, have not simply published books, but pieces of art, culture, fashion and history of our world, bringing their subjects to life off the pages. The lost art of printing has been revived under Assouline, with classics like The Book of The Thousand Nights And One Night with 22 full color plates by French painter Leon Carre’s and 8 illuminations by Algerian painter Mohammed Racim. One of their more notable pieces is the Goyard book trunk, the most luxurious way to house and transport your books.
Assouline has collaborated with the world’s foremost artists, photographers, writers, architects, fashion and interior designers, and culinary masters. In September they opened Maison Assouline, their first flagship store in London. Bibliophiles not only have access to elegant books, but elegant furnishings and library accessories from the new Library Collections line. Maison Assouline also boasts selected vintage books, a bindery service, and the Swans Bar, serving foie gras and teas.
If you are in California, visit their only store in the golden state, located at South Coast Plaza.