ISSUE 15

Beaches, books and juniper berries: this season’s cover star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is photographed by Roe Etheridge in Amaganesett, Long Island

Our Book of the Season, JAPANESE GHOST STORIES, is centre of gravity to a series of hallucinatory artworks; correspondents around the world compile an obsessive yet fragmentary portrait of the book’s odd author, Lafcadio Hearn. Contributors include Lieko Shiga, John Self, Travis Elborough, Bess Lovejoy and Moeko Fujii.

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CONTENTS

PART 1

To be seen

Snippets

The Interview : SARAH JESSICA PARKER by Paul Flynn —‘I will do anything to not finish a book.’

Staff picks

PART 2

Apparitions by Lieko Shiga—Phantasmagorical photographs

Born by Seb Emina —Lefkada, Ionia

Abandoned by John Self —Dublin, Ireland

Hired by Travis Elborough —Cincinnati, Ohio

Possessed by Bess Lovejoy —New Orleans, Louisiana

Resurrected by Moeko Fujii —Tokyo, Japan

Letters

An addictive tragedy

Issue overview

A BOOKISH
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The Happy Reader is a unique magazine about reading for anyone who wishes to stay inspired, informed and entertained.With beautiful typography, the magazine is a design object which celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the calming luxury of being offline.

Each issue is split into two halves. The first half is an in-depth interview with a book fanatic and the second half gets under the skin of one classic work of literature.

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The Happy Reader × Athenaeum

This July, the Happy Reader Book Club gathered in Amsterdam, in honour of The Black Tulip, our Book of the Season for summer 2018.

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