The Monocle Guide to Better Living


The Monocle Guide to Better Living is a weighty tome that has all the hallmarks of quality you’d expect from Gestalten and Monocle.

Surprisingly it’s the first book from Monocle since its launch in 2005 - quite a feat when you consider the turmoil the print industry has faced over the past 10 years.


The first-ever book sees the magazine’s editorial team delve deeper in one of Monocle’s core themes: how to live well. Structured into chapters on the city, business, education, culture, style, health, home, service and travel, it aims to provide answers to some key questions through a mix of articles and essays.

Which cities offer the best quality of life? How to you build a good school? Why is good design so important? Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best place to start a business?


It’s pack full of the sort of insight and comment that has made Monocle a global leader in world affairs, business, culture, design and the best in food drink and travel.

From city to neighbourhood, museum to newsstand, hotel to coffee shop, this is a quality of life directory that takes you from the macro to the micro.


Threading the fabric of what it means to live a good life, the Monocle Guide to Better Living is sure to be a hit with loyal readers from Jakarta to Johannesburg, Sydney to Shanghai.

By: Monocle Release Date: September 2013 Format: 20 x 26.5 cm Features: 408 pages, full color, hardcover Language: English ISBN: 978-3-89955-490-8 Catalog Price: €45.00 / $60.00 / £40.00

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