You know that one item in your closet you love dearly? The sartorial outsider that you feel expresses your personality to a T, and that you wouldn’t want to give up for all the money in the world, even if it’s not your “usual style”?

That happens with books too. There we have all these amazing, unexpected, offbeat titles, that aren’t necessarily the perfect fit for our “standard” bookstore categories, but nonetheless deserve a place in the spotlight. We want them to feel right at home in YLF Books too, so that’s why we’ve created our Quirky Corner just for them. 

Be prepared to get your socks charmed off by the protagonists in our first quirky title. The Catwalk Cats share a house with Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington and her partner Didier Malige. Want to take a guess at who’s the boss chez Maison Coddington? Or maybe you’ve been feeling a litte uninspired in the kitchen lately? Then the American Fashion Cookbook – 100 Designers’ Best Recipes might be just the thing to rekindle your culinary fire.

The intriguing A Shade of Red – One Lipstick and One Hundred Women is a new addition to the Personal Stories section. Photographer and writer Alyson Fox travelled the country to photograph one hundred very different women all wearing the same shade of bright red lipstick. This is the visual account of her journey.

New Giveaway

In last week’s Book Nook we announced that we’ll be reading 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion, written by Harriet Worsley, for the YLF Book Club. Well, today we have a fun surprise in store for you: Laurence King Publishing has kindly offered to give away five copies of the book! The competition will run until Thursday 10 November and we’re chuffed that it is open to all our readers worldwide. So don’t forget to visit our Competitions section and answer the giveaway question for a chance to win one of the five copies.