Founded in 1976, Idea Books is a specialist wholesaler and distributor of books, exhibition catalogues, and DVDs on contemporary architecture, art, photography, design, fashion, and film.


The scope of Idea Books is international. We act as agents for publishers and institutions from many countries, including the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, the USA, and Australia, and we market these books throughout the world: in Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia, and in parts of Latin America and Africa.


Our customers are bookshops, museum stores, internet retailers, and local wholesalers who operate within their own national and regional networks. We reach customers through our representatives, our stands at major international book fairs, such as Frankfurt, London and in the USA, and via our seasonal catalogues and our website. 


Our stock is kept in Amsterdam, where we manage our own physical distribution, invoicing, and accounts administration. We also have local supplier arrangements for key titles in the USA, Australia, and Japan.


Idea Books is a business-to-business company. We welcome enquiries from publishers and booksellers, and it is also possible to make contact with us through our representatives.


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