THE MODERN LIBRARY

 

It goes without saying that small retail shops benefit greatly from mixing in a well curated selection of books amongst their clothing and accessories. It’s a smart and effective way of denoting a lifestyle, communicating a point of view without posting a mission statement on a wall akin to the opening of a museum exhibit. As an example, take a look at this impressive collection from Shinola in Detroit – you could easily drop a few thousand dollars on books, before even getting to their stunning bicycles. And take note, the modern library isn’t reserved for retail – any office, hotel lobby, airline club, and certainly home space looks and feels more interesting with stacks of beautiful books. Here are 7 favorites from the shop, including this image taken from “A Sporting Life.”

 

 

Peter Beard. $48. Available at Amazon.

The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles. $695, available at Assouline.

Furniture for Everyman by Eero Saarinen. $40, available at Barnes & Noble.

Racing Bicycles, 100 Years of Steel. $45, available at Amazon.

Perhaps my favorite, A Sporting Life by Jacques Henri Lartigue. $53, available at Amazon.

Custom Bicycles, A Passionate Pursuit. $38, available at Amazon.

Cyclepedia, A Century of Iconic Bicycle Design. $24, available at Barnes & Noble.

Category: Books, Fashion, Sport, Travel.

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