The UK newspaper The Independent has a photo feature celebrating German art publishing house Taschen, and that occasions a bit of a salute here on Weimar World Service.
This web blog loves good books, and it also loves a quality success story.
And why is it worth celebrating, besides its quality, breadth, and bravery? Because the company got its start as ... (drum roll) ... a comics shop.
Yup. From such a humble beginning grew a huge, multi-lingual, multi-national, high-end publisher. It's a pleasure to see the company still around, still being provocative and high-quality (despite the many imitators) more than 30 years after it began.