Founded in Paris in 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. It began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple’s experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives.

Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to 1,700 titles in three main collections, along with special editions and unique library accessories—a grand oeuvre of inspiring creations. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the brand has established a network of international boutiques in prominent locations across the globe. Assouline has also inaugurated a curated library service, working closely with clients to visualize, design, and develop bespoke, one-of-a-kind libraries. 

Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page. 

Known worldwide for bringing luxury to the publishing industry, Assouline produces one-of-a-kind books on fashion, art, architecture, photography, design, and travel, weaving a story of L’Art de Vivre with every publication. 

With a distinguished team of creative talents—which includes the founders’ son Alexandre—the brand continues to reinvent the notion of true luxury. Assouline’s roster of collaborators includes some of the world’s most respected brands, artists, photographers, writers and designers. 

«The vision, since day one, has been to create books that would complete a well curated library. Today, well appointed homes of the eternally weel-dressed, are likely to have an expansive collection of Assouline books in their homes or offices.»


«There are book publishers and there’s Assouline»
Bal Harbour magazine





Today Assouline is a brand that transforms luxury into culture, with a contemporary style, a strong visual identity, a dense narrative, three main collections, more than 100 titles a year and many special editions, transforming all that is desirable into a beautiful book.


Assouline Publishing has transformed their beautiful books into true collectors’ pieces, halfway between artwork and fashion accessory. Each book, with its own distinct aesthetic, takes the reader on a journey through its pages.


Assouline represents a new level of sophistication in book publishing and has evolved into a global lifestyle brand embraced throughout the world. Discover the full collection, remarkable vintage pieces and immerse yourself in culture at our global flagship, Maison Assouline.


The collection defines luxury. Each custom- designed, hand- bound volume combines a host of artisanal techniques and one- of- a- kind craftsmanship, resulting in a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs. These unique books are works of art in their own right.


The collection celebrates culture in all its aspects, from mythic eras to groundbreaking artists to the joie de vivre of high society. Presented in a chic slipcase, each tittle offers an intimate look into the creative processes and cultural influences that make these books must-haves.


The collection excites and delights page after page. Imagined as a curated assortment of the best of the best in design, art, fashion, and travel, it is an escape to a vibrant world. Featuring both the best-selling Travel Series and the iconic Style Series, this inspirational collection delivers a fashionable and enticing escape.