Words: Olivia Ebeling
With its stunning natural beauty, bohemian attitude and community of eccentric and fascinating characters, the island of Ibiza has got enough breath-taking photo inspiration and rock ‘n’ roll stories to fill an entire library. So it’s no surprise that many a writer, master snapper and bon vivant has poured their passion for the White Isle into a literary or photographic masterpiece to capture the free spirit and magical energy of the island on paper.
From emotive portraits to unforgettable party memories, jaw-dropping landscapes and even recipes for the food that fuels Ibiza, here we round up some of the most beautiful books written and curated about this unique destination. Whether it’s a souvenir to take home with you or a homage to the island you live on, these publications will do your coffee table proud.
Ibiza Rocks by Jérôme Ferrière
Launched only this month, the curated images by acclaimed French photographer Jérôme Ferrière capture some of the greats that have taken to the stage at the home of live music on the White Isle, Ibiza Rocks. From Nile Rodgers to Liam Gallagher, Rag N Bone Man, Kylie, The Libertines, Lily Allen, Happy Mondays, FatBoy Slim, Boy George and (Rock ’n’ Roll hall of fame member) Marky Ramone, as well as global icons such as Idris Elba and Howard Marks, most of the portraits were taken in Ferrière’s mobile studio just minutes before and after each artist’s appearance on stage to deliberately capture that moment of explosive tension and adrenaline-fuelled energy. Selected by Dawn Hindle, Creative Director and co- founder of Ibiza Rocks and co-owner of Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, the book is a must-have for music fans and Ibiza lovers alike.
Ibiza Bohemia by Renu Kashyap and Maya Boyd
Filled with photographs that perfectly capture the stunning natural surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and hippy spirit of the island, Ibiza Bohemia is jam-packed with emotive images that will touch your heart. Bursting with Balearic style, iconic characters and the unrivalled beauty that make the White Isle such a unique and unforgettable destination, you will treasure the wide range of photos in this book forever.
Eivissa: The Ibiza Cookbook by Anne Sijmonsbergen
An Ibiza resident and keen cook, as well as a partner in hot new Ibiza Town eatery El Portalon, Anne Sijmonsbergen introduces the culinary secrets of the White Island and details all the tips and techniques you will need to recreate these recipes at home. Filled with colourful photographs an delicious recipes, take home the flavours of Ibiza and indulge all the senses with this beautiful tome.
My Ibiza And Formentera by Hjordis Fogelberg
Raised on the island and a former editor of the illustrious Pacha Magazine, artist and writer Hjordis has compiled a bestseller list topping guide of her insider tips to Ibiza and Formentera. Illustrated with her own drawings and full of local gems, this is a pretty and very personal guide to all the secrets the Balearic islands hold.