Lucy is the director of Claire de Rouen, a specialist photography and fashion book store.
Lucy met Claire in 2009 and was immediately captivated by her sincerity, sparkle and warmth. A few nights later she dreamt about the shop – Claire said this meant they should definitely work together. Although this sadly didn’t happen, Lucy was able, with the help of friends, to keep Claire’s shop open after she passed away in early 2012. The chance encounter with a previously unknown book, and the richness of collaboration and conversation are the principles that guide Lucy’s direction of the shop. The organisation of books on the shelves maintains a balance of chaos and order, titles which have been hidden away for years are occasionally given the space of an entire shelf or window ledge, and the suggestions of those who visit are always considered.