But we can't complain that he's taking over our lives. What could be nicer than a literary pilgrimage to the basement under the Marc by Marc Jacobs boutique on South Audley Street, London? And others agree: despite opening in the era of Kindles and iPad editions, the New York Book Marc shop was turning a profit within six months of opening.
Marcs business partner and president of Marc Jacobs, Robert Duffy, told WWD, I have a love affair with books. For me, especially when youre looking at photos, art or fashion, you need a book. I need it in front of me, I need to touch it and I think a lot of people are like that.'
And with the nights drawing in and bad-weather weariness creeping up on us, we can see the appeal. Its emotional, like fashion, Robert Duffy says of book-buying. I find that people are buying them and theyre not questioning why theyre buying it. When you want a book, you want a book, and theres a certain satisfaction you get. You cant wait to get home to look at it.