Monocle, the international briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design is expanding its collection of city guides with the addition of books covering Vienna, Singapore and Paris which will be published this month by Gestalten, Monocle’s publishing partner.
Guides to London and New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo were published last year and there are now 12 titles in the collection with another eight books to be launched in 2016, including Sydney and Honolulu.
Researched and written by Monocle’s international editorial team, these guides contain a discerning edit on all that the magazine perceives to be great about each city. Monocle’s interest in a city’s ‘quality of life’ is reflected within these informative and entertaining books.
From art to architecture, early morning markets to late-night bars, the guides mingle listings of the best-known and most iconic destinations in each city with suggestions for seeking out the new, the entrepreneurial, surprising and off-the-beaten track venues and retailers.
Editor-in-chief of Monocle, Tyler Brûlé, says: “These books provide the visitor with a balanced view of each city. We list grand hotels alongside family-owned bistros and recommend little-known exhibition spaces as well as renowned galleries.
“Our travel guides aim to help people feel like locals rather than tourists, no matter how long they are staying in each city.”
Monocle’s editors and correspondents have collected information about a wide variety of cities since the magazine was launched in 2007. Each guide includes a checklist of recommended places to stay, places to eat and things to see.
The books are also enriched by a series of thoughtful essays by writers who are well acquainted with the city.
Monocle Travel Guides are compact and collectable. They will retail in all Monocle Shops, online at monocle.com and through the best booksellers globally from 10 May 2016.
Each book measures 21cm x 14cm, contains 148 pages, full colour and retail at: € 15/£ 10/$ 15.