Rihanna Book Launch at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols is excited to announce their partnership with Phaidon as the global exclusive retail partner for an early access launch of ‘Rihanna’, a stunning 504-page visual autobiography by Rihanna. Customers will be able to pre-order their copy on from today until 19th October, for delivery before the global release on 24th October. ‘Rihanna' will also be available in Harvey Nichols stores in Dundrum Town Centre from 19th October, with an unveiling of a dedicated window display in Knightsbridge across Seville Street to celebrate the launch in the flagship store.


From her childhood in Barbados to her worldwide tours, from quintessential fashion moments to private time with friends and family, the book showcases intimate photographs of her life as a musician, performer, designer, and entrepreneur.

“I am so excited to share this collection of incredible images. I’m very grateful to the talented photographers and artists who contributed. We’ve been working on the book for over five years and I’m really happy to be able to finally share it with everybody,” said Rihanna.

Phaidon’s CEO, Keith Fox, said of the project, “We are excited and proud to publish this incredible book by this extremely talented and influential woman. Rihanna is such an important and groundbreaking artist, style icon, and entrepreneur and we are looking forward to sharing her fascinating life with a larger audience.”

Jo Osborne, Beauty & Concessions Director at Harvey Nichols, comments, “We are beyond thrilled to partner with Phaidon with a global exclusive retail partnership for the launch of Rihanna’s first book. We are positive our customers are going to be delighted to be able to secure their copy of ‘Rihanna’ via a pre-order on Harvey Nichols online from today until 19th October, to ensure delivery before the global general release days later.”

The large-format trade edition book (12-5/8 x 16-1/2 inches) includes more than 1,000 photographs, many being published here for the first time. Impeccably produced, this sumptuous 504-page book also contains 11 special inserts, including a removable poster, and 7 gatefolds. The cover features a stunning color photograph and wrap-around cloth binding and weighs in at 15 pounds, accompanied by a printed black carrying case.