When in need of inspiration in a big city, nothing beats a good design bookshop! So, we went on a journey on the streets of Sydney to see what it has to offer. Below are some of the shops we found.

Published Art

Published Art is a new bookshop to source for the creative industry, specialising in contemporary art, architecture and design. The bookshop stocks books and journals from around the globe selected for their rich visual content. Stock is current and changes rapidly. Much of the stock is imported from Japan, Europe and America and difficult to find elsewhere in Australia, therefore it is highly sought after.

Published Art
Open: 10-6 Monday – Friday 10- 5 Saturday
Address: Shop 2, 23-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: 612 9280 2839


A rare find. Available on the shelves of Kinokuniya are books on everything and anything. You’ll be able to pick up books on information design, advertising, web, photography, films, animation, architecture, art, you’ll find books on wine, cooking, travel, fiction, non fiction. And to mention that they are all really excellent books that are usually hard to find. You’ll be able to pick up current and back issues of IDN, Creative Review, Communication Arts. There are also text books on basically anything you are looking to learn. The store is set up whereas just over half of it is english, the rest is japanese. So there are also awesome Japanese comics and Japanese fashion mags. For all those who understand that sometimes the design bubble can be suffocating that creativity is found in so many places. You’ll find Kinokuniya at 20 Young street, in Neutral Bay.


Over the past 15 years Ariel Booksellers has grown to become one of Sydney’s leading bookshops with its eclectic selection ranging from the cutting edge to the avant garde. An entire wall is devoted to graphic design, photography, fashion and art, with titles ranging from minimalist to ultra baroque. There is a large magazine range containing all the latest from International design.Ariel is located on Oxford Street where there is always something happening, therefore its open from 9am to Midnight seven days a week. The perfect place to browse at anytime. Oxford street, Paddington.


A large range of design books. online Advatntage.. and a policy to bring books to your door.

Tel: (int’l +61) 02 9955 9336

Text: Luca Ionescu from Attik

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