“BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK BOOK: Tips are practical (for the perfect one-mile jog, loop around the perimeter of the Tuileries) and personal: legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa reveals his favorite bookstore (Les Cahiers de Colette, in the Marais), and three-Michelin-starred chef Alain Passard raves about the Boulangerie Stéphane Henry on the Canal St. Martin.”
Condé Nast Traveler

“Planning yet another trip to the French capital? Then snap up a copy of City Secrets Paris, out this week. The pocket-sized, cloth-bound travel guide is populated by insider tips and recommendations from 150 Parisians and lovers of Paris,’ from artists, historians and writers to chefs, designers and architects.”
The Independent (London)

Travel book of the week: “This new guidebook is full of hidden bars, quaint little hotels, and off-the-beaten-track museums that will help reignite your love affair with the City of Light,’”
Sunday Mirror (London)


“The best literary gift to Italian travelers since the Baedeker and Henry James.”
Financial Times

City Secrets Rome is always filled with the kind of information you would get from a friend who had spent years living in the Italian capital. After using City Secrets Rome, you’ll never want to go back to the standard guidebook.” —GQ

“This new series shows each city through the eyes of those who know it best. Taken together, their recommendations provide travelers with the ultimate insider’s tour. They are the hot guide. Wonderful keepsakes.”
Savvy Traveler, Public Radio International

“This idiosyncratic guide helps jaded visitors see the Eternal City anew.” —The New York Times

“Escape from the crowds and chaos can be a challenge in Rome, but help comes in the form of City Secrets Rome. Architect and former resident Robert Kahn has collected the wisdom of his artist and writer friends in a guide that peels back the layers of the city’s charms.” 
Condé Nast Traveler

City Secrets Rome is a guidebook in disguise . . . a lovely, unobtrusive little book, obviously designed by and for people who love books . . . you’d never want to go to Rome without it.”
The Toronto Star

“Does the world need another guide book? The answer, strange as it may seem to those who have agonized over just which ones to buy and carry abroad, is maybe yes. City Secrets Rome is not only slim, small and light but also packed with information not easily available elsewhere. It should be everyone’s pick to supplement any guide more devoted to the travel basics.”—Barron’s

“This insider’s guide to the Eternal City is petite and wrapped in a tasteful cloth cover that doesn’t scream ‘naive foreigner.’
Los Angeles Times Magazine

“An extraordinary resource.”
Travel and Leisure

“Today’s proliferating travel journalists and guidebook writers seem to be portraying the world with an increasing uniformity of approach. It is thus with enormous relief that one comes across guidebooks written from an unusual and at times commercially foolhardy perspective. The crisply designed City Secrets Rome is one such guidebook with difference.” —Quarterly

“A compact, sophisticated guidebook filled with eloquent musings.”Town and Country

“Reading this book is like attending a reception at the American Academy in Rome and listening to fellows offer glowing accounts of some of Rome’s many treasures. It could serve as a delightful viaticum for tourists in Rome and provide them with an artful insight into Rome’s familiar or not so familiar attractions.” —Library Journal



“Endlessly fascinating, a miscellany which yields something extraordinary every time you dip into it.”Independent on Sunday

“The next time I go to London, this book goes with me.”San Francisco Chronicle

“This is the other side of the moon from most city guides.”The Irish Times

City Secrets guides are unlike any others on the market in this case, a formidable cross-section of London’s intelligentsia share their inside information on the parts of London they know best — the sorts of places that they might reveal to visiting friends, the keys that might unlock some of the city’s meaning.” —The Sunday Times (London)


City Secrets New York City, the latest installment in architect Robert Kahn’s invaluable series of insider guides for travelers, comprises recommendations from more than three hundred writers, artists, historians, gourmands, and other notables who live and work in New York. Entries in the form of personal vignettes explore everything from art to food, architecture to shopping, and music to landmarks, in all five boroughs.”
New York Magazine

“In-the-know Big Apple-ites such as John Guare, Oliver Sacks, and Kate Spade share their city secrets.” —Vanity Fair

City Secrets New York City is a subjective collection of suggestions from people who love the city, who know the nooks and crannies. Every neighborhood is covered. It might be a quiet little park, a Russian Turkish bath, an eye-popping candy store or a hundred-year-old place to find heavenly focaccia in Brooklyn.”
Kurt Andersen, WNYC National Public Radio

“Guides with tips from inhabitants such as Laura Linney and Kate Spade for NYC.”
InStyle Magazine

Compiles little gems from an enviable list of writers, musicians, archaeologists, artists who share their favorite corners of New York and its boroughs.”—Departures Magazine

“Another in the series of little gems.” RTE

“This is the other side of the moon from most city guides.”The Irish Times

Passionate pearls of advice, from those who know.” —Sky Magazine

“A wonderful collection of guides that take you into the heart of some of the world’s most famous cities. Its real strength lies in its wealth of local knowledge and great writing.”
Sainsbury’s Magazine

“A highly personalized, elegant—and vividly written—offering of ‘bests.’” 
Minneapolis Star Tribune


“There are enough discoveries and insights to keep a native, let alone a visitor, tramping the streets for years.” Daily Telegraph

Like last year’s indispensable Rome guide, City Secrets Florence and Venice offers insider tips from artists, writers, historians and architects.”
New York Magazine

“The impassioned descriptions and informed perspectives of this sophisticated guide book form an inspired tour of Florence, Venice and the towns of this most inspiring of countries.—Powell’s

“Architect Robert Kahn’s City Secrets Rome and City Secrets Florence and Venice are full of interesting finds, even for those who know Italy well.” —Town and  Country