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visitors to La Paz, a men’s clothing shop located in a former drugstore that retains the original shop fittings, wood paneling, and
stone walls, and Serralves, a complex that includes a contemporary
art gallery, parkland, and an art deco villa.
Other forthcoming releases include Valencia: Easy Does It,
whose highlights include Simple, a shop selling Spanish-made
vermouth, espadrilles, toys, and more; and
Venice Step Lightly, which suggests a visit to
the mid-century, mosaic-tiled Olivetti typewriter showroom.
An Adventure Unfolds
Parsons graduate Stephan Van Dam founded
his eponymous map company in 1984, after
patenting a way of folding paper that, after
opening, automatically refolded. More than
two dozen of his origami-style maps are no w
in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent
The publisher produces a variety of general
tourist maps, and updates those for key
cities, including New York City, San Francisco,
London, and Paris, twice a year. The publisher
also produces specialty maps targeting niche interests, such as a
map that focuses on the attractions at the National Mall in
Washington, D.C., and a guide to film and TV locations in N. Y.C.
Booksellers are playing an increasingly critical role in his company’s sales, Van Dam says; bookstore sales are up by a factor of
five from this time a year ago. One of the publisher’s bestsellers
has been StreetSmart Havana, a guide to
the Cuban capital’s hotels, eateries, cultural attractions, and more.
“Cuba has been a wonderful niche
market for us,” Van Dam says. The destination’s popularity among nature enthusiasts led to the introduction this year of
NatureSmart Cuba, which charts hiking
areas, diving spots, and beaches and highlights the kinds of birds, butterflies, and
fish that can be found in different regions
of the island.
Digital fatigue, Van Dam says, has
upped the interest in print maps, which
can become keepsakes and offer travelers
“proof that they’ve actually been someplace.” —D.D.
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