The Happy Reader – Issue 9: Lily Cole


THE HAPPY READER is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained. With beautiful typography, the magazine is a design object which celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the calming luxury of being offline.

Issue 9’s Book of the Season is the somewhat boyish but universally cherished TREASURE ISLAND, which gives rise to curious news from the parrot world, a conversation with a sing-along genius (Andy Partridge from XTC), and in-depth reporting of the worldwide electoral surge of pirate political parties.

Our cover star is a model who owns a bookshop. A movie actress who put it all on hold to clinch an art history degree.

Yes, it’s LILY COLE. For every ounce – and there are many ounces – of celebrity possessed by the new cover star, there is at least one equal measure of bookishness. Photographed here by Wolfgang Tillmans and interviewed by Penny Martin, Lily discusses an array of amazing authors from Maggie Nelson to Vladimir Nabokov.

64 pgs, 24.5 × 17 cm, Softcover, 2017

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