Launching at the height of the recent financial bubble in 2007 by Tyler Brȗlé (of Wallpaper fame), it managed to weather the storm unlike so many other printed publications and has gone on to expand into newsprint format, opened tiny stores across the globe and has collaborated with highly respected brands on toiletries, accessories, luggage and even bicycles. For me, they have excelled for the same reason Apple have – in terms of design and marketing, they shoot high and sweat the details.
Had the pleasure of being introduced to a gem of a shop… Books Actually is tucked into a corner of Singapore near the financial district. Meticulously curated and elegantly presented. Well worth a look if you’re in town.