I enjoy an ongoing love affair with printed books and with photo books in particular. Building on my past 25 years in the book world, I wonder how this affection can be guided into a new phase, now that the time of “first unconditional pure love” is over. Over the next six weeks, I will be taking a road trip through Switzerland, France, Spain, and Portugal together with my wife Angelika (who has also worked her entire life within the world of books and museums). We are using this trip as a threshold and grounding point for the start of a new venture we will undertake, which will focus not merely on books but also on exhibitions (conceiving, curating, organizing) and accompanied by books and general art market advisory services. I am trying to broaden my interests, moving away from book publishing as a standalone business. I feel that publishing must be reinvented, and a small publisher must broaden his base in order to survive in the future. As I write this, I packing for our road trip and we have the perfect car for this. It holds our bicycles, luggage, a bed, and a tent, as well as plenty of books, our computers, cameras, and more. Thanks to modern Internet roaming contracts, we can set up our office almost anywhere in Europe now, and I hope to write a lot while travelling.