Book/Shop was founded by Erik Heywood in Oakland, California back in 2007 as a way to showcase and sell his substantial collection of used and rare books. For years, Heywood’s shop remained comfortably in California, with the occasional pop-up elsewhere, but earlier this summer Book/Shop officially found an East Coast home at New York’s C.H.C.M. Tucked in the corner of C.H.C.M.’s Bond Street store, the Book/Shop permanent pop-up will feature a rotating selection of art books, as well as hard-to-find texts of all sorts. These books were no doubt picked as much for their design as for their subject matter, and their arresting covers are the perfect compliment to C.H.C.M.’s sharp space.
At a time when tangible texts have become increasingly more obsolete, Book/Shop’s eclectic assortment makes a strong case for the printed word. Their books, some of which are collectible, some of which are curious, and some of which just look plain old cool are as distinct an assortment as the clothes on C.H.C.M.’s racks. Each will certainly make for an interesting read (or at the very least will look nice on your coffee table) but for those that somehow don’t find a book to their liking, there’s also posters and knickknacks of Book/Shop’s own production, that of course, pay homage to the beauty of the book.