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The Architect’s Bookshop: Sydney’s newest destination for design lovers

Bibliophiles and design-lovers rejoice. It’s with great delight we welcome the arrival of The Architect’s Bookshop to Sydney’s Crown Street in Surry Hills. It’s the creation of respected Australian architect Adam Haddow, a director at SJB Sydney. The aim of the store, says Haddow, is to not only bring back a specialist bookstore for architects but to help foster a sense of community within the Australian design industry. “We all know opening a new bookshop isn’t about making money,” says Haddow. “It’s about making an investment in the community and ensuring we have a resource that will help influence our ideas and showcase the incredible work of Australian architecture.”

In a sleek, pared-back fitout designed by Haddow, which combines the warmth of Tasmanian oak shelves with washed-eucalypt walls, manager Anne Proudfoot has curated a masterful selection of titles ranging from must-read compendiums on the likes of Alvar Aalto and Jørn Utzon to children’s books for aspiring starchitects. Haddow’s generous new gift to Sydney’s retail landscape is the ultimate place to pick up some inspiration, pick up a gift, or simply lose yourself in a moment of quiet contemplation and the ethereal, earthy scent of native timber and printed pages. thearchitectsbookshop.com.au

Photography by Anson Smart.

Published Wednesday, 12th December 2018
By Studio Prineas

The Architect’s Bookshop by Adam Haddow

Anne Proudfoot & Adam Haddow

The Architect’s Bookshop on Crown Street, Surry Hills

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