The Gestetner Collection of Maritime Atlases

In the age of the internet, with magazine and newspapers in circulation freefall and the bestsellers lists dominated by books with the biggest marketing budget behind them, the future of print is in doubt.

What is clear is that print needs to play to its strengths. Books are objects, often beautiful, tactile in a way which a website (or Kindle) can never be.

And this is why we love places like Daniel Crouch Rare Books, which launches this December with an exhibition of beautiful maps and atlases and things.