New Arrival
Out of Stock
Skip to product information

Product is from the following collection: The Classics Collection

St. Catherine’s Monastery: Behind Sacred Doors

Regular price

Email Me When In Stock

Available December 2023

Stepping through the ancient Justinian door of St. Catherine's Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt is an unforgettable experience. This living UNESCO World Heritage site has stood...

Read more

Lizy Manola is a Greek-born photographer. After studying photography in Athens while attending university, she freelanced and shot numerous documentary photo stories. Over the last ten years, she has traveled to and worked in places around the world where culture and everyday life meet to preserve the local authenticity, including Egypt. She is now involved in a long-term personal project about religious ceremonies in one-of-a-kind worship places and has exhibited her work in Athens and other locations worldwide. She is also the author of Ethiopian Highlands (Assouline, 2014).

Nothing could have prepared me for the feelings I actually felt once I’d come face- to-face with St. Catherine’s of Sinai. The Monastery stood more like a castle, less like a convent: towering mountains all around, a wild, natural beauty.

— Lizy Manola

Show more

Page count

296 pages

Number of illustrations

over 300



Released on

December 2023


W 30 x L 38 x D 5 cm

Cover materials

Silk hardcover




2.8 kg

Lizy Manola, Nikolaos L. Fyssas

in partnership with
one tree planted

Since 2019, Assouline has partnered with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted in their joint mission to create a more sustainable world. Through this partnership, Assouline plants one tree for every book sold. Once these trees reach maturity, Assouline aims to create a sustainable cycle by sourcing paper from the trees it has planted.

Learn more


Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

Learn More


Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

Learn More