Bucket-List Books

Curated by Jenn Thornton

A bibliophile's lit picks for your library

Photo courtesy of Assouline

Photo courtesy of Assouline

Orient Express: the Legend of Travel by Sixtine Dubly

One can imagine Grace Kelly in all her glory aboard the glamorous Orient Express—she was, after all, part of an exclusive class of traveler who enjoyed this luxurious mode of transport immortalized by the likes of Agatha Christie. New from Assouline, Orient Express: Legend of Travel is a journey into a rarefied world of elegant, Art Deco allure. Illustrating a story that dates back to 1883 are the book’s 150 photographs; together they demonstrate what it must have been like to ride of the rails of an eminent engine bound for Constantinople—a passage of such refinement as to seem fictitious. Only this tale is true. $85.00, Assouline.com