Book Shops

An international selection of online & physical stores with great art and design leanings.

Counterprint Books


Online bookshop and publishing house offering a great selection of new and secondhand art and design books alongside magazines, homewares, stationery and toys.

Do You Read Me?

Berlin, Germany

Bookstore located amidst a good selection of Berlin’s independent art galleries. Stocks an excellent selection of magazines, alongside many art and design books.

Donlon Books

London, United Kingdom

Independent bookshop and publisher located at Broadway Market. Stocking a distinct selection of new and rare titles, with a focus on photography, art, critical theory, LGBT literature, music, fashion, counterculture, erotica, and esoteric.
– Recommended by Alexa Meffe

Draw Down


Publishes and sells books about graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, art and architecture. Encourages submissions to their collection and their newsletter is always bursting with inspiring new design books.
– Recommended by Alexa Meffe

ICA Bookstore

London, United Kingdom

Gallery and cinema with a great selection of independent publishers, including a selection of rare and out of print books.

London Centre for Book Arts

London, United Kingdom

An artist-run, open-access studio offering a great selection of new and secondhand art and design books, as well as bookmaking and creative tools.

Magazine Brighton

Brighton, United Kingdom

A small store with a mighty selection of magazines. 


Berlin, Germany

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

SLG Shop

London, United Kingdom

A selection of fiction, non-fiction as well as the art books you’d suspect from this peaceful gallery next to Camberwell College of Arts.


Berlin, Germany

A carefully curated selection of magazines and book from all areas of design, art and culture.

Tara Books

Chennai, India

Many of the publications are screenprinted and handbound here on handmade paper. You can additionally shop their collection in this peaceful, hidden nook only a short tuk-tuk ride from the city centre.



Independent international publisher of contemporary art, theory, critique, and design books – offering critical reflection, interdisciplinary inspiration, and establishing the connections 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.