The My Library series discovers the books loved by the people we meet. Lucy Moore, owner of the Claire De Rouen bookshop in London, invites us in.
Lucy is surrounded by books in the Claire de Rouen bookshop in London’s west end. From independent magazines to vintage photography, the store is a treasure trove of titles. The website is also a lovely space, take a look at ‘Chance Claire’ where collaborators curate a list of books that reflect their interests.
Lucy’s current recommendations are Bruce Weber’s new book ‘All-American Volume 12: A Book of Lessons’ and Centrefold Magazine, Issue 8.
“Bruce produces an All-American once a year, so it acts as a diary of sorts. It’s a hotly-anticipated publication from a regular visitor to Claire de Rouen Books. This volume has a feature on textiles designer Kaffe Fassett and a shoot with a Bo Derek set in the Utah desert that reminds me of Antonioni’s film ‘Zabriskie Point’ in its Seventies sexiness.
Centrefold is a high-concept fashion magazine that isn’t bound, so that each of it’s pages can be pulled out and displayed as a poster. The eighth issue celebrates 25 years of Storm Model Management, with images of Kate Moss, Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevigne and Cindy Crawford, to name but a few! Claire de Rouen is one of a handful of stockists in the UK.”