• Why Design Matters to Debbie Millman

    Meet Debbie Millman, founder, and a host of the radio show Design Matters on Design Observer, the world’s first podcast about design and creative culture. With more than 30 years of experience working within the world of design, Debbie can also add writer, educator, artist and brand consultant to her impressive resume. We sat down for a talk about why design matters, her great passion for brands, storytelling, and New York City, how social media have affected the visual culture in the United States and the rapid development of independent publishing.

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  • It´s Time for Change

    At lot has happened within the past two months, as the structure within the team of Bookpres has changed, and some of you might have noticed the beta sign at bookpres.com. We are currently working on some new adjustments to provide you guys with a more optimized experience when using our platform and getting yourself and your work noticed.

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  • Pioneer Press – Bilingual Children´s Books

    Meet Arina Stoenescu, a graphic designer and owner of Pionier Press, which is a micro publishing house from Stockholm, Sweden. A random meeting at the London Art Book Fair earlier this year, led to an interview in Malmö, Sweden. We sat down for a talk with Arina about bilingual children´s books and their importance in a multi-cultural society, the development of independent publishing from 1991 till today and the growing Scandinavian network of small independent publishers, Publishing as (Part-Time) Practice.

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  • Coffee Table Mags

    Meet Thorsten Keller, the owner of Coffee Table Mags, which is an online magazine shop in Hamburg, Germany. We sat down for a talk with Thorsten about his huge passion for independent magazines and coffee, and the process of how to find new engaging publications for the shop and the importance of using social media to create and market a business.

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  • Soda Books

    Meet Store Manager Isabell Hummel and Sebastian Steinacker, the founder of the well-known bookshop Soda, which is located in Munich, Germany. Since 2004, Soda has offered “Curious publications for curious people”, and in January 2015, Soda began a new adventure, opening their second shop in the vibrant city of Berlin. We sat down for a talk with Isabell and Sebastian about being the first of its kind, not only in Munich, but in Germany; how Soda has evolved over the years, the process of finding new publications, and this year’s thriving success of small independent publications.

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  • Top 5 Favourite Bookshops from Berlin

    Berlin is one of my favourite cities to visit, either for a small getaway or finding new inspiration for work. Its wide streets with massive trees adorning the sidewalks characterize the city, alongside its impressive architecture, strong urban and design culture and literary scene that embraces multiple languages, colours, genres and shapes. I´m not quite sure if it is possible to create a complete list of all the Bookshops in Berlin, so instead I will share my Top 5 Favourites, which all have an inspiring selection of independent books and magazines from around the world.

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  • Lisa H Moura

    Geneva, Switzerland.

    Lisa is a graphic designer, originally from Lisbon, Portugal, but has been living in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the past three years. New adventures are waiting for her as she is relocating to Geneva to study a Master. She loves to travel and photographing architecture and design when she is out and about.

  • Lucas Machado

    São Paulo, Brazil.

    Lucas is working as a graphic designer at PS.2 arquitetura + design in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He loves starting new projects related to graphic design, watching underrated horror movies from the eighties and having time to prepare a nice coffee using French press and Brazilian coffee beans.

  • Sue Van Geijn

    Rotterdam, Netherlands.

    Sue is from Amsterdam and one of the founders of the Amsterdam/Rotterdam-based creative bureau BuroBG. She loves riding her bike, is a passionate writer and is working on the idea of writing a hip hop album since words make more sense to her than anything else.

  • Meggie Ong

    Manila, Philippines.

    Meggie loves capturing beautiful moments with one of her many analogue vintage cameras. She works with Retail Development & Planning at Megamax Concept, was born and raised in Manila, and has a huge passion for independent books.

  • Sanne Bøg Larsen

    Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Sanne works as a Communication Designer at Bookpres where she is obsessing with words and design. She is based in Copenhagen, a visual storyteller by heart, music lover and every chance she gets she travels the world to explore different cultures and make new connections.

  • Brenna Holeman

    London, United Kingdom

    Brenna is the woman behind the inspiring travel blog This Battered Suitcase. She is originally from Canada and has visited nearly 90 countries, but is now living in London. When she is not travelling, she is writing about it, either for her blog, her book, or her job.

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