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At LioP (London Institute Of Photography), we really encourage you to look at photography books to grow as a photographer. This doesn’t just apply to beginners. It is an important step for all photographers to understand the history, the trends, likes and dislikes and to keep on learning.
Photography Bookshops are super places to soak up the photographic atmosphere, meet other beginner & professional photographers and to enjoy the tactile experience of looking at the image on a page. What’s not to love?

Where are these wonderful places?

The Photographer’s Gallery
http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk
Situated on Ramillies Street it’s a stone throw away from Oxford St. It is a magnificent building with exhibitions, bookshop, print sales and a great café. This bookshop is located on the bottom floor and hosts from time to time book signings

Claire De Rouen
http://clairederouenbooks.com
Claire De Rouen was an icon around Soho/ Charing Cross Rd. Recognised by her long black fringe hanging over her eyes and fashionable clothes. She would sit, directing customers to books that she thought would suit their tastes. She died in 2012 but this bookshop lives on in full force. It is a small space but one which you are welcome to browse and locate magnificent treasures. As word goes David Bailey once said “that it might be possibly the best bookshop in the world”.

Koenig books
https://www.buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de/koenig2/index.php?mode=lang&lang=en
Situated also on Charing Cross Rd. This is German owned. Koenig books is an independent bookshop situated over two floors and specializes in Art, Photography and Architecture. Helpful staff and an online website will keep you entertained for hours.

Donlon Books
https://donlonbooks.com
Donlon Books is an independent bookshop on Broadway Market. It stocks rare and new titles. Donlon books specializes in photography, art, critique and hosts events for the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Viviane Sassen and many more. They ship worldwide.

Tipitin
http://www.tiptin.com
This Stoke Newington Bookshop is a special place opened since 2009. They collaborate with photographers and artists by accepting submissions. If you want to be enchanted and inspired – this is the place to go.

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