Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers



Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers

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Explore the magic of independent bookstores in this beautiful photographic journey across the world. 

Bookstores are treasure troves of knowledge and ideas, invaluable for the imagination, and often reflect their owners’ personalities in ways internet behemoths could never re-create. In this book, photographer Horst A. Friedrichs opens the door to the world of bricks-and-mortar bookstores, showcasing their variety, quirkiness, and vitality with lavish photography. It celebrates the passion and commitment of the owners with interviews and anecdotes. Explore William Stout Books, a specialty store for architecture and art books in San Francisco, and Baldwin’s Book Barn in Pennsylvania, a 5-story bookstore housed in a dairy barn open since the mid-1940s.

This is an ideal book for anyone who loves to read, browse, or simply linger in the analog world of books and bookstores.
HORST A. FRIEDRICHS is a photographer whose work has appeared in The IndependentThe New York Times, and Stern.
He is the author of many books including Cycle Style, Best of British, and Coffee Style (all by Prestel). He lives in

STUART HUSBAND is a London-based writer and travel journalist. He has written for The TelegraphObserverThe Sunday Times, and The Independent.


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