Art Bookshops - Resources for Artists
How to find a good art bookshop
This site is developing a list of good art bookshops.
Starting with bookshops in LONDON, the intention is to identify other good bookshops in the UK and other countries
Naturally it's a work in progress and new links will be added from time to time.
If you know of a good bookshop and would like to recommend it please leave your suggestion as a comment
National Gallery Bookshop - in the Sainsbury Wing
Many thanks to the Manager for allowing me to take photographs for my review of the bookshop - see Art Bookshop Review: The National Gallery Bookshop
Where you can find art books in London #1 - Bookshops in Art Galleries and Museums in London
These are the museums and art galleries which have good bookshops
- National Gallery BookShops, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
Read my review: Art Bookshop Review: The National Gallery BookshopBottom line - if you want to look at the artbooks, you need to go to the Sainsbury Wing. It's just had a refurbishment and now has a new layout and new shelving.There are three permane
- British Museum - Shop
The British Museum Shop has an excellent selection of books relating to art history. Many of the titles reflect the Museum collection and/or are published by British Museum Press and written by curators and keepers within the Museum.The shop is locat
- Visit Our Shops | Royal Academy of Arts | Shop
The Royal Academy has a shop on the first floor which has a reasonable range of books - often oriented towards current or past exhibitions and Royal Academicians.
- Shops at Tate Britain | Tate
The Gallery Shop at Tate Britain stocks an unsurpassed selection of books about British art, history and culture, as wells as gifts, prints and posters. The Gallery Store sells magazines, prints, textiles games, gifts and products for current exhibit
- Shops at Tate Modern | Tate
The shops at Tate Modern stock the widest range of books on modern art and culture in the UK, plus gifts, merchandise, children’s goods, and exhibition-related products
- Bankside Gallery
Post: Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9JH.Telephone: 020 7928 7521Fax: 020 7928 2820Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Bankside Gallery Bookshop is the destination store for those interested in both the history and practice of waterco
- Bookshop | Mall Galleries, The Mall London
The Mall Galleries bookshop specialises in titles relating to British figurative art, ranging from artist monographs to books devoted to contemporary wildlife and marine art, and includes specialist art magazines and tutorial DVDs.Plus an extensive c
- Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London
Institute of Contemporary Arts - Shop sells books about : Art and Art Theory; Classic Theory; Film and Media; Cultural Theory and Design
Foyles - About a third of the section relating to Art books
Where you can find art books in London #2 - Commercial Art Book Shops
Below you'll find a range of commercial bookshops which provide:
- a comprehensive selection of art books
- or stock specialist art books
By and large the best range of art books can be found in the 'flagship' stores of notable book stores
- Foyles Charing Cross Rd Bookstore
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB Tel: +44 (0) 20 7437 5660 Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7434 1574 Email: email@example.com Foyles has been on the Charing Cross Road since 1906 and became one of the most celebrated bookshops in the world.
- Hatchards Bookshop
Hatchards, booksellers since 1797, is the oldest surviving bookshop in London. Staff have a reputation for knowledgeable and professional service.RECOMMENDEDThe well stocked art section is on the top floor at the back of the shop, is always quiet and
- Waterstones in Piccadilly
Waterstones is the UK's leading bookseller. Waterstone's Piccadilly is the flagship store in the UK and opened in September 1999, in the old Simpsons building. It has eight floors open to the public, six of which are dedicated to books. It has 150,00
- Foyles at Waterloo
Unit 22, Lower Concourse, London Waterloo Station, London, SE1 8SW Tel: +44 (0)20 3206 2680 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Foyles Royal Festival Hall Bookstore
Foyles Royal Festival Hall Bookstore Southbank Centre, Riverside, London, SE1 8XX Tel: +44 (0) 20 7440 3212 Fax: +44 (02) 0 7981 9739 Email: email@example.com
- Thomas Heneage Art Books, Duke Street, London
Thomas Heneage Art Books was founded in 1977. The business focuses on selling art books and specialises in books for the art market (dealers and collectors). The core business is catalogues raisonns, monographs and international exhibition catalogues
- Art books from Zwemmer
Zwemmer Art 24 Litchfield Street London WC2H 9NJTel: 020 7240 4158 Fax: 020 7836 7049Zwemmers' history is matched only by the story of its' involvement in the art world. Artists such as Dali, Picasso and Henry Moore were first exposed to British audi
Hatchards Bookshop - a good selection of World Art
Photo by makingamark
Reviews of art bookshops - reviews on Making A Mark and Making A Mark Reviews
I review bookshops for artists that I know about and can recommend. You can see photos of the bookshops in my reviews
- Making a Mark Reviews: Art Bookshop Review: Foyles (Charing Cross Road)
This is the bookshop to go for art books if you like a good selection and you enjoy a better quality art book.
- Making a Mark reviews......: Botanical Art Bookshop Review - Kew Gardens
A bookshop to go to if you have a special interest in botanical art, botanical artists and/or drawing and painting gardens, flowers, plants or trees. It's useful and good but could be even better.
- Making a Mark reviews......: Art Bookshop Review: The National Gallery Bookshop
Of interest to: art lovers, exhibition visitors, art students, art teachers, and art history buffsSummary: An art bookshop which is well worth a visit. Besides fulfilling its role of helping to explain the art in exhibitions and on display, it also h
- The Bankside Gallery Bookshop
One of the regular bookshops I visit is the one at the Bankside Gallery. It's not very large but it has an excellent selection of books. As one might one expect from the Gallery which is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society
- Gardens in Art: 2 bookshops and 1001 Gardens
After visiting the Impressionists by the Sea exhibition, I visited two of the best book shops in London for art. Hatchards and the Piccadilly flagship branch of Waterstones are both located in the south side of Piccadilly between the Royal Academy an
- Making a Mark reviews......: Art Bookshop Review: Thomas Heneage Art Books
Of interest to: art lovers, students of art history, gallery owners, art dealers, art exhibition visitors, art students and art teachersSummary: This is the bookshop to go to if:* you love art history books* you're trying to track down an art history
BOOKS: About Bookshops serving artists - books on Amazon
Zwemmer's was a meeting place for a cross-section of the art world - artists, collectors, academics and laymen - attracted by a range of books covering all arts of all periods.
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