Now that may be reason enough to pay them a visit (literally of virtually - depending on where you are) but another reason that they may appeal is because of the way that they are presented.
Again - let me quote from their website.
"With their distinctive plain grey jackets and cream ‘labels’ for the title wording, all our books look the same from the outside.
Inside, each is different, with the endpapers chosen especially to match the date and mood of the book.
Fabrics are as much a part of our daily lives as furnishing and dress materials, yet we rarely see them used in any other context. However, fabric design should be celebrated for its own sake; and because it is a field in which women designers have been particularly prominent we would like to use their work whenever possible."
And they have recently published the 'Persephone Book of Short Stories' with end papers by Collier and Campbell. The latest edition of their lovely newsletter includes a fabulous article about Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell, and I discovered that at our East Dulwich house we had curtains made from Kasak fabric designed by Collier and Campbell for Liberty in 1977. We bought the fabric from Liberty but it was in a sale (I think it was a second) and in those days I had not heard of Collier and Campbell. Who knew that we had a bit of design history in our living room?
In writing this blog I have found that Collier and Campbell are still going, although in 2011 Susan Collier sadly died. Apparently the company was acquired by a lady called Judy Lever, a long-term friend of Susan and Sarah, who had built up Blooming Marvellous, the maternity and childrenswear business. So their designs live on. Which on the one hand is lovely, but on the other hand we need to encourage the next generation of textile designers, so my feelings are a bit mixed!