Exciting news for bargain hunters.. Luxury publisher TASCHEN is throwing open its doors for its eagerly anticipated warehouse super sale this week. From January 22nd to 25th there are 50 to 75% discounts available in all TASCHEN stores worldwide. That a minimum of half-price on titles spanning cutting-edge design, jaw-dropping photography and unearthed historical treasures.
The London store in Duke of York’s Square, Chelsea, will feature some of the very best bargains. And in an interesting twist for Been There Eaten That readers, the publisher is launching the #TASCHENsalefie promotion on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The most “liked” photo using this hashtag will win $5,000 of TASCHEN books, with the five most “liked” images thereafter receiving $1,000 of TASCHEN books.
TASCHEN was founded in Cologne in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen. It initially focused on comic books but soon grew to become a world-wide force in making lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores; across photography, painting, design, history, film, architecture and beyond. The brand’s mission is to publish innovative and beautifully designed art books at popular prices, although it has sold some of the most expensive books in history. Famously TASCHEN published the $15,000, 75lbs, 700-page Greatest Of All Time – a tribute to Mohammad Ali. Der Spiegel called this “the biggest, heaviest, most radiant thing ever printed in the history of civilisation”.
TASCHEN opened its first store in London in 2007 and moved to its present home in Duke of York’s Square in October 2008. Designed by Philippe Stark the store also features a Gallery downstairs showcasing the Limited Edition Art Prints and Collector’s Edition books that the company is well known for. Since opening the store has held book signings with Sir Paul Smith, Pedro Almodovar, Marc Newson and Sebastiao Salgado.
The special January sale is taking place at TASCHEN’s stores globally (London, Amsterdam, Beverly Hills, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Hollywood, Madrid, Miami, Milan, New York and Paris). For the latest information on the sale and to see the very best bargains, you can join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602276509992472/ I’m going to be down in London at the weekend and can’t wait to check it out.