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Even though it feels kind of weird that a book about bookstores around the world is inspired by our little shop, it's also kind of cool ; )⁠ And while we still can't believe that we've been in business for more than ten years and perhaps played our part in giving independent publishing a voice, we really want to thank this rich world of print for being part of it and for surprising and inspiring us every day a new. With digital media alone, we would all quickly drown in our own bubble of algorithmic repetition.⁠ But fortunately there are tons of publications that deal with subculture, explore unpopular topics, show visual diversity, make people think, and push the boundaries of print. And fortunately there are independent publishers who are bold and courageous. And fortunately there are independent bookstores that dig through the thousands and thousands of new publications and pick out the unparalleled highlights to bring them to you. And fortunately there are you, too, who are hungry to be surprised and stimulated and astonished and inspired and enthralled.⁠ Happy to be part of this! Buy...

As a young boy, Tyler Brûlé, spent hours in the Japanese Consulate in Winnipeg, Canada, falling for the mysteries of a faraway island, named Japan. Well, we hopefully don’t give away too much, by telling you that his dreams came true…In fact, the Canadian visionary behind Monocle and founder of Wallpaper* became a frequent visitor of the 3.000km-long archipelago. And yet, after all these years – and trips, this island with its cherished traditions, its unique cultivation of craft and design, as well as the paradisiacal food culture and the exceptional hospitality, fills him with bafflement and enchantment. This full heart commitment found – surprise, surprise – its way onto paper. The Monocle Book of Japan takes you on an illuminative and joyful journey, spotlighting up-coming business, ambitious artisans, forgotten villages, ancient temples, while remaining faithful to the beloved and beautiful 'monoclian style‘. Now you probably wonder, why 'Planning next trip to Japan‘ is not already on your quarantine bucket list? The answer is: We don’t know. Buy...

In case you are wondering if Berlin is still the place to be for you and your creative mind? In Graphic's 'The Berlin Issue - Studio Rental Guide' you'll get some additional pro and cons for your list, you'll find out which graphic designer is working where and how much they're actually paying for their studio rent. We don't want to reveal too much, but you better pack your pencils sooner rather than later...

This ultimate guide for Art Lovers and Museum Flâneurs is a hymn to the wonderful, weird, traditional, futuristic, and crafty museums of Japan. But as always in Japan, it is not only the exhibitions and collections that are intriguing but the museums themselves already worth the visit. From enchanting places to sensational architecture one could spend the whole trip just in museums - with the occasional stop for ramen, soba, and ⁠izakaya of course...