Hi! Does anyone know of any good shops in London for old and second hand graphic design / art books?

Ideally London based or online, need a new source of inspo :)


  • Hey Ben, my all time favourite in London is Donlon books, they have really amazing and rare books, along with recent publications. Here's their website: https://donlonbooks.com but I think it's worth paying a visit if you haven't been
  • There used to be a few second hand book shops on the Charing cross road between Leicester sq and Shaftesbury Avenue. Dunno if they are still there. Just round the corner from Magma
  • @Ollie Brown Thanks Ollie! I do love Magma in Covent Garden! I haven't been in a while though so could be worth a new look!
  • Hey Ben, although not second hand have you tried Magma in the Holborn/Covent Garden area? They have 2 floors, first floor is more about design products, but downstairs they have loads of books and magazines publications. Even some that I hadn’t heard of before and some that are more obscure. It’s well worth a look and flick through the pages to get some inspiration. I hope that helps.

    All the best

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