Prosper and Martine Assouline founded their now iconic publishing house in the mid 90’s with the goal of becoming the first luxury purveyor of culture. They provide an extensive collection of visual and text-based publications that cover a broad range of topics like art and design. Crafted from the very best materials available, each book is a beautiful object in and of itself, never mind that which it contains. Since the brand has blossomed, the founding couple have begun to expand and install their beautiful products in stores across the globe. Assouline also now offers a line of lifestyle products like candles and essential accessories for fine book collectors including a book trunk designed in collaboration with Goyard, and a quilted leather slipcase in collaboration with Chanel. Leisure Center is the first expansion into Canada for Assouline, making Vancouver the very first Canadian city to house a collection of this beautiful print material.