I am a true book lover! Ever since I was little my parents encouraged me to read lots of books and be it novels, fiction, biographies or historical novels I always enjoy a good book. Among my all time favorite books I could of course cite classics such as Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" or Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers" or "The Count of Monte Cristo" that I have read several times and can't seem to get enough of, but there are many other amazing books that are less widely known. For example a recent discovery of mine was "Au Bonheur des Dames" by Emile Zola, a book that chronicles the beginning of the glamorous Grands Magasins Era in Paris (Galleries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marche ring a bell?). The book follows the destiny of a poor girl that comes to Paris and manages to support herself and her brothers by working as a shop assistant in the first Grand Magasin in Paris. The story is so beautifully described and the functioning of such a luxury store is told in the slightest details that you can feel that you're actually there, when the idea of a luxury store is born and you get to see it grow before your eyes. This book is definitely a must-read for all fashion lovers, as it will transport you to a magic world!
A good book lover needs a great reading space. Lots of light, shades of white and huge bookcases are what you need to enhance your reading experience. Here is some great interior design inspiration for big and illuminated reading spaces. Be it Karl Lagerfeld's photo studio with thousands of books and magazines related to fashion, photography and art or simple living room bookcases I'm sure you can find something that inspires you!
What about you? What's your favorite book and where do you like to read?