Designed to read more like an art book or niche zine than a Lonely Planet guide, Le Cool Books are simply dreamy travel books.  I was already intrigued after going through the sample layouts for cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona, but I love them even more for their declaring that they are “completely independent, we don’t care about the hippest or the latest, we just work to hunt down the most incredible experiences we can find. And we never, ever accept payment or favours in return for content. “