PhotoQ Bookshop to close

The PhotoQ Bookshop, managed by Edie Peters, will close on 15 July 2021. This includes the physical shop located in the World Press Photo House in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as well as the online shop. We’d like to thank the photographers, publishers, and book lovers around the world for all your support.

“Running the bookshop over all those years has been a big joy, having the opportunity to dive into the greatest photo books and meeting many wonderful photographers and customers. Closing the shop gives me the chance to go for a new direction in my career that I have been longing for the last few years. I am very much looking forward to setting up long-term projects with photographers and other storytellers.” - Edie Peters, PhotoQ Bookshop manager.

In 2013, Edie founded the PhotoQ Bookshop, the only independent shop in the Netherlands to sell photo books in the journalistic, documentary and artistic fields. It soon found an audience in Amsterdam and the rest of the world. Besides selling photo books, Edie also organized events with photographers, including interviews, presentations and workshops.

In 2019, the bookshop moved to its current location in Westergas, Amsterdam as part of World Press Photo’s plans to open a cultural space dedicated to photography. Unfortunately, the World Press Photo House closed soon after the move due to the COVID-19 pandemic and access to the bookshop was mostly through the webshop.

The decision to close the bookshop also coincides with the need for World Press Photo to pause and reflect on the future of the organization. We are sad to say goodbye to an amazing colleague, whose knowledge and love for photo books will be greatly missed.