I love being contrary. It’s brings me little bits of joy but in this case I’m annoyed. The Happy Reader has to be one of the best magazines I have ever had the pleasure to read but of course I started my subscription with issue 2. Starring Kim Gordon and The Book of Tea, this magazine is an ode to book lovers and to reading.
The first half is a long interview with Kim Gordon full of all things books. And when this first half finishes, you have essays and discussion on The Book of Tea. Each issue of the magazine is going to be set out like this with one half dedicated to an interview and the other half dedicated to a Penguin Classic book.
It’s made by the same people who make The Gentlewoman, so of course it’s a physically beautiful object with beautiful design and typeset.
Each quarterly issue is free – you only have to pay for the postage and I am already looking forward to issue 3!
(Also do you like that slightly cryptic book cover next to Kim Gordon? Watch this space for a fantastic interview coming soon!)