Ehaus Build Daunt's Website
Daunt Books, named as one of the world’s greatest bookshops by travel publisher Lonely Planet, commissioned Ehaus to create its e-commerce website.
In Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011, an annual guide to the “hottest journeys, destinations and experiences”, the travel publisher described London as an “armchair explorer's dream” and says of Daunt Books:
“The mini chain stocks a lot more than guides and maps, and everything from biographies to fiction, is handily arranged by country. The green Daunt Books sign is found in five well-heeled enclaves of London, but the Marylebone branch is the original and the best. Occupying an Edwardian bookshop, its long oak galleries with polished floors and shelves, graceful skylights and William Morris prints create a peaceful atmosphere. The perfect place for some serious browsing.”
When building the Daunt Books website, Ehaus wished to reflect this sense of wonder and adventure found in the shops. Like the shops, the books are arranged by country, offering a carefully considered selection of maps and guides, along with the best history, biography and fiction. The specially tailored features of the Daunt Books website work in tandem with the established functionality of the Ehaus Content Management System software and comprehensive e-commerce facility.The website also features a bespoke product database enabling Daunt Books staff to review and recommend catalogue titles.
“Ehaus has done an excellent job for us. They were patient, helpful and flexible during the build of the site and have made the ongoing maintenance easy!” says Katie McCalmont, Website Manager at Daunt Books.
The London bookseller was placed alongside the likes of City Lights Books in San Francisco, USA.
“It is marvellous that one of our clients has such a prestigious accolade bestowed upon it,” comments Ehaus Managing Director Matthew Pollock, “and Ehaus is proud to be part of what makes Daunt Books such a success.”