This month, The Simple Things is on the hunt for new reads. Persephone Books - a small, independent publisher - takes an unconventional approach to book selling, with its female-only catalogue. There is something deeply satisfying about holding a new book: the weight of it, the strokeable paper, the first gentle crack of the spine. Indie publisher Persephone Books take this one stage further with endpapers (and bookmarks) taken from thoughtfully chosen fabric patterns.
All 107 are neglected works by (mostly) women writers tackling everything from cookery to politics. Each is numbered with a matching grey jacket, tempting the orderly to collect the lot.