In Joyous Celebration of Claire de Rouen Books & CANDY Magazine
It’s a little known fact that we at To Do List love a good book (or hefty magazine) – and we don’t just browse the pictures, we read the words too!
So imagine our excitement back in June when we not only discovered a fab hidden-away book shop right in the heart of London, but also that the very same shop is one of the few London stockists of CANDY magazine.
We discovered CANDY magazine on a early-summer trip to Berlin (where you can always find good mag action), and we love it.
CANDY is “the first fashion magazine completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, crossdressing and androgyny in all their glory – a style magazine about fashion, art, culture, make-up, glamour, icons, amazing transformations and fun.”
The photography is great, and the articles are genuinely interesting and insightful – it’s a great magazine (a hefty one in fact) to have at arms reach in your living room (or in our case, the To Do List office) for whenever you need inspiration.
By the way, you’re not going to see copies of CANDY piling up in dentist waiting rooms – there are only 1000 copies of each issue printed, worldwide.
So, we’re really excited to discover that we won’t have to go to Berlin whenever a new issue is released – when Claire de Rouen Books is so handy!
Like CDR (as we’re going to call them from now on) say, “there is no replacement for holding a book in your hands”, but good bookshops can be hard to find these days. CDR is literally harder to find than most: a bright yellow door on Charing Cross Road (CDR on CXR!) leads you up to the shop, hidden away on the first floor above a bookies.
The focus is on Photography and Fashion, with many curiosities, from artist zines to rare, out-of-print and signed books. And, of course, CANDY magazine.
So, you heard it here first (unless you heard it somewhere else, in which case we’re reminding you): if you like good books and inspirational, non-mainstream magazines, check out Claire de Rouen Books, and get hold of the latest CANDY magazine (if you can).
You can find Claire de Rouen Books at 121-125 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EW.
And you can find CANDY magazine in Claire de Rouen Books.