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COMICS, BILDER & GESCHICHTEN

Comics, Bilder & Geschichten is an exhibition with the best of comic, illustration and character design from 20 years of neurotitan gallery in Berlin, featuring the work of ATAK | Danielle de Picciotto | Fehmi Baumbach | Jim Avignon | Judith Drews | Moki | Ulli Lust | Barbara Yelin | Jens Harder | John [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: PLANET BOOKS / PERTH

‘Planet Books is your local cult and culture book shop,’ it reads on their website where they emphasise their categories for Humour, Science Fiction and Tattoo. Indeed, the bookstore at the end of the world, namely Perth, Western Australia, looks like one of those jumbled, chaotic little treasure troves stacked to the ceiling with rare [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: WOOD WOOD / COPENHAGEN

Most Berliners under a certain age and with a certain taste will be more than familiar with Danish streetwear gone fashion label Wood Wood. Syonymous with Scandinavian contemporary cool like no other brand, Wood Wood are beyond borders and genres, stocking Comme des Garçons next to New Balance next to their own collections next to [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: MZIN / LEIPZIG

Leipzig is Germany’s unofficial home of books, with its long history of book production, the renowned university for design and ‘book art’ and, of course, the international book fair. So it comes as no surprise that it should have a fine bookstore such as mzin dedicated to independent art and magazine publishing that caters to [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: KUNSTGRIFF / ZÜRICH

The former Löwenbräu brewery is a must-go for any art lover in Zürich, hosting a fantastic range of private galleries, institutions like the Migros Museum and arts-related enterprises such as the excellent publisher Edition Patrick Frey. Of course, that demands a bookstore that is up to par, and Kunstgriff certainly are. Located conveniently near the [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY / LONDON

The Photographers’ Gallery is, of course, an institution in the cultural landscape of London, with a reputation for great photography exhibitions that strike a perfect balance between the established and the obscure, between serious topics and unashamedly pop interventions.
Small-sized, free of charge and located in the middle of Soho, it is the perfect escape from [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: NADA / BOGOTÁ

We keep hearing great things about Bogotá these days, so it’s a pleasure to welcome the lovely Nada in the heart of Columbia to the generous world of book stores fueled by love and dedication. What is so normal to us Europeans spoiled with beautiful things for body and mind – such as great independent [...]

TIP OF THE TONGUE

The legendary Glasgow-based record store Volanic Tongue is closing after ten years activity! Run by former Charalambides member Heather Leigh Murray and her husband and writer David Keenan, it was a very relevant place for experimental music. Specializing in new, second-hand & rare underground music and sub-cultural ephemera including books, magazines and DVDs. After closing [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: SKYLIGHT BOOKS / LOS ANGELES

While preparing and opening our exhibition in Los Angeles, we naturally had to visit the local art book stores, amongst them the rather wonderful Skylight Books. Divided into two stores, one for fiction and one for art books, Skylight is the epitome of what great bookstores in the USA are so good at: atmosphere. A [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: SALON FÜR KUNSTBUCH 21ER HAUS / VIENNA

We love museums, and sometimes what we love even more are museum bookstores. 21er Haus has, of course, a long history (since 1962, in fact) of bringing contemporary art to shake up the dust of Vienna, with a revamp in 2011 – which also included a new space for Salon für Kunstbuch, which has, on [...]