Discover Your New Favourite Magazine and Book Stores

Discover Your New Favourite Magazine and Book Stores

Words Tori West

Your new favourite pitstops for printed matter.

Who said print was dead? Whether you’re on the hunt for the best indie titles, DIY zines or rare art books, we’ve got you covered.

Coffee Table Mags, Hamburg
Famed for their perfectly curated Instagram account, Coffee Table mags is the perfect place for literature and coffee fanatics. It all began when the shop’s owner began documenting his new copies on Instagram alongside a freshly made brew. The account became so popular that the owner opened a store in his hometown of Hamburg for those who wanted to purchase niche publications but didn’t want to travel to Berlin or pay too much for postage just to get them.

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Good morning Monday! Hello Les Others Magazine – Volume 5: The Unexpected. It’s a beautiful biannual and bilingual (French and English) publication thought for outdoor, travel and photography lovers. This issue comes with a new formula: 100% recycled paper and a carefully renewed format, thicker and lovelier than ever. It deals with all that is not planned and that surprises us. The Unexpected Issue proposes an in-depth review of randomness and probabilities, coincidences and serendipity, odds and chances. As always, they publish only the best in terms of adventures, travels, and landscapes. Now available in our online store (link in our profile)! — #lesothers #lesothersmag #lesothersmagazine #outdoor #travel #photography #coffeetablemags #hamburg

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Papersmiths, Bristol
Starting off as a design studio in Bridport, the company moved to a four-story Georgian building in Bristol’s Clifton Village, added a shop front and Papersmiths as it is now, was born. The minimalistic wooden store is now the city’s best hub for independent titles, zines and fancy stationery. After growing in popularity, the store built a second home in East London’s Box Park. A must see if you’re a sucker for pastel interiors.

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What a lovely day for a leisurely saunter. Bristol's open 10 to 6 today so pop by #papersmithsbristol

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Magazine Brighton, Brighton
Brighton is the Aladdin’s cave of independent stores.  Tucked away from the bustle of Sydney Street–one of Brighton’s busiest areas–is Magazine Brighton. Although a small space, they do say the best things come in small packages, they stock over 400 titles. If you’re lucky to get a spot, head to one of their free entry events or workshops hosted by magazine editors, publishers and writers from all over the globe.

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Lots of beautiful and interesting new mags in #magazinebrighton #indiemags

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Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Paris
The Yvon Lambert Bookshop opened in 2001. It holds an impressive collection of rare titles by international, young or established artists. Out of print works by Nan Goldin, Dash Snow and Andres Serrano can be found here and if that’s not enough, the shop also has a prestigious gallery.

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BOOK SALE !!! From tomorrow 10am !!

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Soda Books, Berlin
The popular Munich store Soda opened a second branch in Berlin. Living up to their motto of ‘curious publications for curious people’ the store has a wide selection of printed matter.  The store itself is perfect for minimalism lovers as all the furnishings; from the ceilings to bookshelves and floor are in a uniform shade of light grey.

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Good morning. We smell good, come by. #freshmagazines #thatsmell #print #love #getitatsodabooks #sodabooksberlin

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Artwords, London
The bookstore actually has two outlets in London; one in Shoreditch and the other in London Fields. With new stock arriving each week, Artwords is the best place to purchase niche, lesser-known and highly sought-after prints.

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Artwords is open as usual throughout the weekend…

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Printed Matter, New York
This hotspot is the world’s leading store for independent titles. Dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artist’s books, Printed Matter maintains an expansive inventory of 15,000 titles by over 6,000 artists. Without being just a stockist, the dynamic centre of non-profit services hosts a number of activities throughout the year to support the artists behind making some of their books.

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