About us


Luminous Books is an itinerant bookshop with a focus on art, fiction and theory based in London, UK.

From November 2015 – February 2016 we will be based at Finishing Touch: A pop-up bookshop, gallery and project space in an old barbershop in Kennington with a salon by Open Barbers. For opening times visit www.finishingtouchshop.org.uk

Luminous curates collections of books around exhibitions and events, responding to different locations and sourcing new, secondhand, small press and independent publications. Founded in 2009, Luminous began as a weekly bookshop operating every Saturday from a warehouse in Hackney, East London. Since then Luminous Books has been hosted by Unit/Pitt Projects (Vancouver),Central Saint Martins&Chelsea ( University of the Arts London), The London Centre for Book Arts, Raven Row (London) and has collaborated with Afterall on book collections for: Rodney Graham: Phonokinetoscope and Martha Rosler: The Bowery at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins.

Luminous also takes part in book fairs including: The London Art Book Fair, Room&Book Art Book Fair, Three Letter Words fair and hosts residencies, events and book launches.