The PhotoQ Bookshop is a specialist store for photo books, especially of a journalistic, documentary and artistic nature. It often involves small quantities and specially designed books. Many are produced by small publishers, or photographers themselves, who publish the books.
We understand that online sales are useful, but visiting a real store, especially for photo books, is a great way to get ‘in touch’. Visitors can grasp books, browse, feel the cover and feel the paper, smell the ink, and judge the quality of the printed matter. The importance of that physical experience gives the photo book a good chance to survive as an important photographic medium in times when digital forms determine communication.
Since August 2019 the PhotoQ Bookshop is part of World Press Photo.
Edie Peters is the shop manager.
You can find the shop on the ‘Westergasterrein’ in Amsterdam:
Opening hours holidays 2019:
Open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 21, 22 and 23 December.
Closed from 24 December – 1 January
Open from Tuesday until Saturday, 12 – 18 hrs.
Address for shipping:
World Press Photo
att. PhotoQ Bookshop
PhotoQ Bookshop is part of the Stichting World Press Photo
Chamber of Commerce: 41199738