Are you looking for a place to buy books online that benefits independent bookstores? If so, you’ll want to check out Bookshop. The online platform’s mission is to “financially support local and independent bookstores”. Believing that they are essential to communities, Bookshop distributes part of its sales to these individual entities. My Modern Met is proud to be a partner of this great program, and we even opened our own bookstore. There you can find artist books that we have featured on our site and more; all are sure to nourish your creative soul.
Our Bookstore collection is organized by categories. We have dedicated sections to general topics of art, design, and photography, but we also dive into more specialized subjects like creation natural art supplies, learn embroidery, as well as educational books that will teach you how to draw and paint. If you listen to My Modern Met’s Top Artist podcast, you’ll also find books of our former guests.
Our editorial team regularly adds publications to our Bookstore collection. So, be sure to check out our store and bookmark it so you can see what we keep adding. Get a taste of what you’ll find in our bookstore, below.
Help support independent bookstores when you shop at Bookshop. My Modern Met partnered with the company and opened our own store on the site. Here are some of the handpicked books from our collection:
A great important artist: a Womanual by Danielle Krysa
Danielle Krysa is the force behind A large, important art book (now with women), and she develops the book with A great important artist: a Womanual, which features creative projects and biographies of female artists to inspire you and create.
In the Art collection.
Towards a new architecture by Le Corbusier
This the founding text is a historical manifesto by Le Corbusier who recounts his “technical and aesthetic theories, his views on industry, the economy, the relationship between form and function, the spirit of mass production, and much more. “.
In the Architectural collection.
Shortly before his death in 1967, Langston Hughes chose the poems that will appear in this volume of work. Read them to understand how his writing helped start a revolution of black writers in America.
Under the dogs by Andrius Burba
My Modern Met favorite, Andrius Burba, has created a delicious book for animal lovers. Under the dogs is dedicated to showing an unexpected side to our furry friends.
In the Collection of photographs.
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors by Mika Yoshitake
If you are also captivated by Yayoi Kusama’s Infinite Mirrors series like we are, you’ll want to check out the book of the same name. This publication examines immersive installations and how they have influenced contemporary art over the past 50 years.
In the Art collection.
Am I still here? by Mari Andrew
Author and illustrator Mari Andrew’s Am I still here? is a guide to growing up. The book takes a look at “tales of the twenties documenting the road less traveled”. Out of all the pit stops and departures, this will remind you that they are showing you which way to go.
In the Collection Inspire your best.
Don’t be a tourist in Paris by Vanessa Grall
Author Vanessa Grall runs the Messy Nessy Chic website and has dedicated Don’t be a tourist in Paris to be the “ultimate unknown Paris bible”. The travel guide features people-watching spots, culinary discoveries, an architectural hunt, and more.
In the Travel collection.
Making Ink: A Forage Guide For Natural Ink Making by Jason Logan
At Jason Logan’s Make ink, you will learn how to research materials and then turn them into rich inks that you can use in your designs.
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