Printed Image Bookshop – Chapel Street. Closing Down Sale

January 6, 2008

At some stage very soon The Printed Image (website)  bookshop was to be featured as an essential Underground Melbourne visit.  Unfortunately, anyone who would like to do that has got until the 18th of January to do so, as very sadly it seems the bookshop is closing down after 30 years in the biz.

A specialty photographic bookshop, The Printed Image has always had an astounding selection of titles both practical and prettily frivolous.  Titles about photographic theory and cameras rub spines with collections from every major photographer of the 20th and 21st century, with many difficult to find elsewhere titles.  

Their subject matter areas according to the website are as follows: Australian Compilations Digital imaging Fashion and glamour History of photography Landscape Monographs Native American Indians Nature Nudes – male Nudes – female Portrait Sports and travel Technical Theory and criticism Women photographers< Yearbooks

Also in years gone by, postcards – including 2nd hand antique postcards, calendars and gift cards have also been available, but the main emphasis has always been firmly on the still frame in all its’ glory.Why they’re now closing is not known, but it certainly is a shame for photographers and appreciators of photography everywhere. As part of closing down, they’re having a big sale until the 18th so if you have the chance scurry on by before the end.  Also check their website (link above) while it’s still up – there are some great links to camera clubs etc on there.

Thanks Printed Image for many great years of supporting photography and art, and you will be missed by Melbourne!!!!  

Details: 226 Chapel Street, Prahran.Ph: 9521 1244. Fax: 9521 3368
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10am  – 6pm, Sat –  10am – 5pm, Sun – closed.    


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