Monocle --the magazine that covers urbanismand city design like no other --knowsabout the hidden gems in all the great cities.It also knows where to take an ambassadorfor breakfast, an on-the-go business partnerfor a late-night cocktail, or where to get anastute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deepunderstanding of cities, and all they have tooffer, has now been compiled in The MonocleTravel Guide Series.The series launched in spring 2015 witheditions for London, New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. This autumn they will bejoined by Singapore, Istanbul, Madrid, andPortland, Oregon. These beautiful informativebooks reveal the Monocle team's favoriteplaces, from the ideal route for an earlymorning run to the best spots for independentretail.Aimed at people who do not want to betourists but rather feel like locals whenthey travel, these are books for those whowant to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, andknow they can get a feel for a city even ifthey only have a few days to spare.And they are full of surprises and quirks: the books will direct you to a grand hotelbut also to a cozy two-star, and will leaveyou drinking in a neighborhood cornerbar or being served by a great waiter whoknows his craft. Each book also contains aseries of city essays and perspectives.Created by the Monocle design team, these authoritative guides are trim enoughto drop into your pocket and wise enough tostay by your side throughout your travels"