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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. 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 ︎

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 with some 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 ︎


Berlin, Germany

A great selection of magazines, books and merchandise ︎

Tara Books

Chennai, India

This shop is so peaceful. Many of their publications are screenprinted and handbound here. You can shop their vast collection of illustrated publications in this hidden nook a short ride from the city centre ︎