Legendary bookshop Claire de Rouen opened in Soho, London, in 2005. From the outset, the shop has championed independent, singular and progressive work in the field of the photographic image. It continues to present a curation of books, prints and ephemera that define the current interplay between art, fashion and photography.
Founded by Claire herself, the shop played a significant role in the cultural life of Soho in the mid 00s to mid 10s - where eclectic institutions including Central Saint Martins, The Photographers Gallery, the Astoria nightclub and Wardour News once stood together in close proximity. Students at CSM were an especially important part of the Claire de Rouen community. In 2017, when Soho had lost this cultural glimmer, the shop moved to East London.
Our events programme over the years has included book launches, talks, performances, momentary projects and parties both at the store and in international and unexpected locations - ranging from Downtown LA, to a Parisian apartment and London Fields park in Hackney. 
In its present form, Claire de Rouen exists online and in a small studio on Hackney Road that can be visited by appointment. We curate the books at MACHINE-A and LN-CC. The directors are Lucy Kumara Moore and Lilly Markaki.
Not all our stock is online. Email info@clairederouenbooks.com if you can't find what you are looking for, or you want to join our mailing list. 
We don't have a phone number.
We like to recycle packaging or use biodegradable bubble wrap. We aim to make swift deliveries but occasionally there can be delays. Let us know if your order is time-sensitive.
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