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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 [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: DAMAGE / ROTTERDAM

Anyone who has ever been to Rotterdam will certainly confirm that it is an odd place. With the city lost somewhere between industrial areas and a vast port, it has a curious sense of being continuously just around the corner. But strange places often foster the most interesting surprises, and the creative output of Rotterdam [...]

THIRD DRAWER DOWN CELEBRATION

Join the 10% off Third Drawer Down celebration! That’s 10% off of everything, lock stock and barrel! The Third Drawer Down Prahan Belated Birthday Bash gets underway Saturday (28th June) next week!
New Third Drawer Down Prahran Store
155 Greville Street
Prahran VIC 3181
Australia

STORE OF THE MONTH: TRIPLE MAJOR / BEIJING & SHANGHAI

Concept store might be a tired old word by now, but the concept of a selection of brands and items guided by personal taste and convictions rather than trends remains just as relevant as ever – especially when it comes to China, that coveted ‘future market’ where new shopping malls and luxury flagship stores seem [...]

STATIONERY COMPOSITIONS

I have yet to meet a graphic designer who does not fall prey to a slight obsession with stationery – drawers full of unused notebooks, desks cluttered with pencils from Japan or rubber stamps from Poland. A mildly addictive habit shared/exploited by the lads at London-based Present&Correct, that mecca for stylish household / office wares [...]