Book Shops

A good bookshop always marks one city from the next. Here an international selection of stores with great art and design leanings. Most of the city guides on this website also feature more general bookshops in a number of cities.

Counterprint Books ︎︎︎


An amazing focus on new publications and vintage design tomes. Sign up for their weekly newsletters so you don't miss out on their unique second hand book offerings which always have the greatest covers.

Do You Read Me? ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

Bookstore in Berlin’s city centre with an excellent selection of magazines, art and design books. Located amidst a good selection of independent art galleries.

ICA Bookstore ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

The ICA gallery and cinema has one of the best selections of independent publishers.

London Centre for Book Arts ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

Good selection of art and design books, as well as tools and studio passes for their facilities.

Magazine Brighton ︎︎︎

Brighton, United Kingdom

A small store with a mighty selection of magazines.

Motto ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

90 square metres of magazines, fanzines and art books. A quiet retreat with special window installations .

SLG Shop ︎︎︎

London, United Kingdom

Fiction and non-fiction books sit alongside art and design publications in this little gallery shop next to Camberwell College of Arts.

soda.books ︎︎︎

Berlin, Germany

A great selection of magazines, books and merchandise.

Tara Books ︎︎︎

Chennai, India

Many of the publications are screenprinted and handbound here, plus you can shop their collection in this peaceful, hidden nook a short ride from the city centre.

Valiz ︎︎︎


Independent international publisher on contemporary art, theory, critique, and design. Their books offer critical reflection, interdisciplinary inspiration, and often establish a connection between cultural disciplines and socio-political questions.

World Food Books ︎︎︎

Melbourne, Australia

Excellent rotating, hand-selection of quality international art and design journals, artists’ monographs, exhibition catalogues, artists’ editions, collected writings and printed ephemera.