Publisher: Gestalten 2020, ISBN: 9783899559941, Format: Hardcover, 210 x 260mm, 256pp
Bookshops are powerful places encompassing all sorts of niches, from cooking to cartoons, architecture to anarchy, and are universally recognised as marketplaces of knowledge, curiosity, inspiration, and entertainment. This title considers the bookshop as a cornerstone of the community, where subcultures have the physical space to thrive. It seeks out the most innovative and beautiful bookshops in the world, sharing their concepts and celebrating book culture in all its glorious forms.
They also promote communication and tolerance across cultures and have become destinations for both local communities and travellers. Within a changing media environment their role has been shifting, leading their overseers to pursue different ways to engage with their customers and build local—and sometimes even regional— support for their businesses.