I have collected a selected list of BOOK STORES locally and from around the world. All these stores have certain creative and design books that are a great resource and source of inspiration. Towards the end I have also included some publishers.
• Melbourne Bookstores.
The Avenue Bookstore
127 Dundas Place Albert Park Vic 3206
Tel: 9690 2227
187 Elizabeth St Melb Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9602 5566
330 Swanston St Melb Vic 3000
Ph: (03) 9663 5855
309 Lygon St Carlton Vic, 3053 Australia
Ph: (03) 9347 6633
Brunswick St Bookstore
305 Brunswick St Fitzroy Vic Australia
Ph: (03) 9416 1030
Nice Design Bookstore in Adelaide
Mary Martin Bookshop
249 Rundle St East Adelaide SA 5000
ph: 08 8359 3525
fax: 08 8359 3515
open 10:00 til late
Mary Martin Books
Mary Martin Bookshops - Southgate, located on the Yarra River
Ground Floor Southgate VIC 3006
ph: (03) 9699 2292
Mary Martin Bookshops - Bar/bookshop/cafe located in Melbourne City.
Melbourne Cafe 108 Bourke St Melbourne VIC 3000
ph: (03) 9663 9633
We have established this on-line shop with the help of Leading Edge Books who are the largest group of independent booksellers in Australia. Obviously we are a proud member of Leading Edge Books.
Through Leading Edge Books we maintain our current titles database listing over 750,000 titles including 150,000 available from within Australia - all priced in $A.
• Asian Book stores.
Kinokuniya and Page One bookstores. Kinokuniya is a international chain of bookstores. They have shops all over the world, from New York to Tokyo to Singapore. Page One bookshops are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan. It holds the most comprehensive stock of books for artists and designers.
Japan - Singapore - Malaysia - Australia - United States
(Page One in Time Square Hong Kong)
Basement One, Time Square,1Matheson Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2506 0381
(Page One in Kinokuniya)
381 Orchard Road, #03-10/15 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872 Tel: 6737 5021 x 40
(Page One in 101 Mall)
101 Mall, 4Floor Taipei Taiwan Tel: (02) 8101-8282
Basheer Graphic Books
(Singapore) Bras Basah Complex BLK 231, #04-19 Bain Street 180231 T: 336 0810
(Malaysia) 001 3rd Floor, BB Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 2713 2236
How & Why Books
Parklane Shopping Mall, #03-25 , 35 selegie road, singapore, 188307. Phone. (65) 68373827
Keng Seng Trading & Co., Ltd. began in Hong Kong as graphic art book and supply distributor. Over the past 23 years, we have expanded and while keeping our head office in Hong Kong, we now have offices in Macau, China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou) and Canada (Montreal, Toronto).
KENG SENG Trading & Co. Ltd. 1/F, Winner Commercial Building, 401-403 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong
Ph: (852) 2591 1068
Hong Kong Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
• In the United States
Rizzoli are in all the main cities of the US, the high-end Rizzoli Bookstore, known for carrying unique illustrated books and for its service, and they stock some interesting ranges of design books.
117 Post Street | San Francisco
Hennessey + Ingalls
Art Design Architecture books.
Since its founding in 1963, Hennessey + Ingalls has evolved into the largest bookstore in the country specializing in books on visual arts.
1254 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California 90401
Tel: 310-458-9074 - Fax: 310-394-2928
Peter Miller Architectural & Design Books and Supplies
1930 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 Tel: 206 441 4114
Buchhandlung L.Werner GmbH
(Berlin) Stadtbahnbogen 593, 10623 Berlin Tel: 030 312 19 32
(Munich) Türkenstraße 30, 80333 München Tel: 089 2 80 54 48
(Munich) Residenzstraße. 18, 80333 München Tel: 089 22 69 79
• Major Online booksellers
For more theoretical books on design, design process and design theory often amazon is the best source to order from. Abe books is a good for the hard to find books that maybe secondhand or out of print. MIT Press will give you a huge theory base from which to start your search.
http://www.bordersstores.com (online store runs through amazon’s website)
And here are some more book related links
Technical Book websites to look at ...
Design Book Publishers......
Graphis books are more High End and give examples from all over the workd. They are always noticed by their simple black front covers.
Rockport Publishing books have good content and design.
Japanese design book publishers.