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Famed French Publisher Opens Its First Texas Bookstore in River Oaks District

Get a Look Inside Assouline's New Houston Boutique

BY // 02.02.21
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French publisher Assouline, creator of The Impossible Collection of books, has opened its first Texas boutique in River Oaks District, with a curated collection of  100 titles covering architecture, art, design, fashion, gastronomy and travel. Known for passion and craftsmanship and the process of creation, Assouline hallmarks include hand-binding, luxurious papers and hand-tipped photographs and works of art.

In this vein, the new Houston store will be the only place in Texas to acquire Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons Special Edition, $4,900. Signed by the author Catherine Pegard, president of the Chateau de Versailles, this very exclusive book is presented in a velvet clamshell with a sculpted medallion of Louis XIV on the front of the case. The book is limited to 100 copies and will include with each purchase, a private tour of Versailles led by a palace curator, including rooms not open to the public.

In an effort to preserve the historical grandeur and beauty of Versailles, Assouline will donate 25 percent of each special-edition book to the Château de Versailles. And to keep this treasure pristine, curatorial white gloves are included. Additional Assouline books range from $95 to $995.

Assouline, River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer. 


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