Welcome to Artwords website.


The landing pages show a selection of our newest arrivals - click on the image and details of the publication are shown on the left hand page, click on the title or 'more information' for more detail on the item. Our stock is updated every week and additionally we have two regularly refreshed listings;  a listing of new arrivals we've had in magazines over the past week - 'new magazines blog', and a listing of new, forthcoming books that we've recently been made aware of and which we think will be of particular interest to our customers - 'new books blog'. 

Our shops


We have two outlets, both in London; one in Shoreditch and the other in London Fields details below

Artwords Bookshop 

69 Rivington Street

London EC2A 3AY


T (0)20 7729 2000

E rivingtonstreet@artwords.co.uk

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Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 10:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm


Artwords Bookshop 

20-22 Broadway Market

London E8 4QJ


T (0)20 7923 7507

E broadwaymarket@artwords.co.uk

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Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 10:30am - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday  10:00am - 6:00pm





Artwords Bookshop was established in 2001, we specialise in books on the contemporary visual arts and visual culture, covering the subjects; fashion, graphic design, architecture, photography, fine art and visual & critical theory. We also stock a very wide range of magazines on these subjects. 




Magazine feed @ArtwordsMags

Book feed @ArtwordsBooks


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Does your publication have a trade distributor? If you are a publisher or a self-published author wishing to have a book considered by the Buyer for stocking at Artwords please call 020 7729 2000 to make an appointment (meetings are arranged on Monday & Thursday mornings only between 10:30am and 12:30pm). Alternatively you may email submissions@artwords.co.uk with a covering letter and Advance Information sheet.


Please do not send proofs, finished copies or any other documents unless requested. We cannot return any unsolicited material.


As we receive so many submissions, we will usually only reply if the subject of your publication is applicable to the shop. 



For enquiries about author events, please contact ben@artwords.co.uk




If your book is not currently stocked by Artwords, please see the section on Buying above.


If you are an author whose book is currently stocked by Artwords and you would like to come in to sign copies (not for a public event), please contact  ben@artwords.co.uk. For all other event-related matters, please see Author Events above.



There are no current vacancies, but if you are interested in working at Artwords please leave a copy of you CV at either of our outlets; or email your CV to shop@artwords.co.uk. Your CV will be held on file for three months and you will be contacted if a position becomes available in that period.



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