Monday, December 14, 2009

Las Vegas Goes Literary



Looks who's come to town at the new Crystals mall at City Center in Las Vegas ~ famed bookseller and publisher Assouline. I can hear my library shelves quivering with excitement as we speak.


A tiny portion of their vintage book selection ~ I swoon!

It's hard to even browse in this store without feeling that your literary collection is woefully inadequate. I could have bought everything on the shelves. Assouline is among the select few publishers that still look at a book as a piece of art. From the quality of the construction of their books to the images on the covers and the superior content of the writing itself, they are keeping the art of publishing alive.



One of the only problems that I find with their titles is that the cover and presentation is usually so stellar that you don't want to store your books in as mundane a setting as a mere bookshelf. They need to be shown so every inch can be seen in all of it's glory. Publishers of their caliber such as Rizzoli and Taschen are struggling due to economic and technological developments beyond their control but I am sure there will always be a market for their beautiful books. It would be a very sad world without them.


Wait ~ Who is this rakishly handsome book reader? Perhaps he is purchasing a load of new titles for his beloved wife for Christmas? Oh, I forgot he is already sending me to Europe. Damn.... My bookshelves will have to groan a bit longer.

6 comments:

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Hi Jackie, I don't know if you received my email, but you won a prize in our giveaway! Can you email me your mailing address? Thanks! Lynn

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Hi Jackie, I don't know if you received my email, but you won a prize in our giveaway! Can you email me your mailing address? Thanks! Lynn

b freed said...

Is your book on the shelves at Assouline yet? It is beautiful as well.

Leigh Chandler said...

Wow! You not only won a prize, but you do have a rakishly handsome husband, too!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

No, my books aren't sold at Assouline only their own titles are sold there because they are the publisher. My publisher is Gibbs Smith.

Lea said...

I enjoyed looking at the shelves of the books. very wonderfully arranged.