I recently discovered the little shop of Herb Lester and fell in love. I found them while doing some research on Glasgow, but let me first talk about the Fürst pencil I got from them. Well, it is more of a lead holder. Either way, I dig it, especially with the colored lead replacements that I also got. It is pretty small and compact, so I can easily clip it to my datebook. It also writes well and the blue of the barrel is just lovely.
But back to how I found them...Glasgow. See, the majority of their products are city maps. I'm not talking typical maps, but off-the-cuff interesting things to see maps. Most of their maps are for London, but since I won't be spending any time there while I'm in the UK, I only got one London map. OK, it may be weird to get a London map when I won't even be spending time there, but how could I resist a map called Clandestine London? If you look at the photo, it's the one that is opened up...look how freaking well designed that is!
As for the maps I can actually use, I got A Glasgow Companion and Hello Chicago. The Glasgow one looks pretty darn good. It mentions places not in my guide book and judging from the Chicago map, they have some great choices for things to see. I'm definitely excited to use the Glasgow one for our trip to Scotland.
The Chicago one has some of my most loved places, as well as places I've been meaning to visit but haven't yet. I will be putting the map to some use and will also give it to guests that stay with us for their own adventuring in the city.
Do any of you own other maps from Herb Lester? What are your favs?