Come in! Step inside! Browse, sniff, look! Everything is soft, everything is great. Very fresh, very new and almost deep-fried. Extra warm, soft and fluffy, just for you! Unbelievable, but true.

Stumpergasse 53-55, 1060 Vienna
Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-18:00

What’s there?

There’s a store for independent publishers in almost every big city, but not in Vienna (until now). Softcover is a new specialty shop in the heart of Vienna (6th district, Stumpergasse 53-55) for carefully handpicked indie magazines, art books, photo books and small editions. It is the first and only shop in Vienna to focus on independent publishing.

A new space for new ideas, good design, carefully curated printed matter, passion for independent publishing and art and culture. It was time to create a permanent place for this in Vienna.

Quality comes before quantity. We want to open a dialog and promote exchange. Softcover is a declaration of love to indie publishing. We are constantly organizing events such as book presentations, release parties, readings, workshops and talks. Softcover is becoming the new, central contact point for publishing, photography and graphic design in Vienna.

After a long period of preparation and renovation over the last few months, the store at Stumpergasse 53-55 is now ready and we look forward to welcoming you there. Come and visit us! Get yourself some cookies and bookies!

Among others you will find publications by:
Benedikt Steiner, Blumenhaus, CO Vienna, Der Greif, Eclect Lab, Fatboy Zine, Felder Books Berlin, Fotohof, Happy Potato Press, Hartmann Books, Innen, JENNY, Kapsel, Klaus Pichler, Loose Joints, Lotte van Raalte, Mafalda Rakoš, Mark Pezinger Books, Martina Borsche, Nikita Teryoshin, Overlapse, Phyllis Ma, Pool Publishing, Preserve Journal, Process*in, Replikat Press, Rûm, Set Margins, Sixteen, Skinner Boox, Soybot, Spector Books, Stefanie Moshammer, The Posthumanist, VFMK, VOID, Verena Gotthardt, Vienna Zines, Wien Lebt, . ..

… and many, many more!

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