AKINA Books is an independent publishing house of photobooks, as objects to crease, love, collect.

It is run by Alex Bocchetto and Valentina Abenavoli.

AKINA also runs a teaching and lecture program on all things photobook and a cozy factory devoted to book making and design 


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Discounts for bookstores
The usual discount off the standard retail price is 30%
Galleries discount: 20%
free shipping offers are for single customers only

Bookshops and Galleries
London, UK: Tate Modern, The Photographers’ Gallery, Donlon Books, Foyles, Photobookstore
Bristol, UK: RRB Photobooks
Paris, France: LE BAL, Plac’art, Librairie 29, Yvon Lambert, Galerie VU’, Le Monte en l’air
Bordeaux, France: L’Ascenseur Végétal
Montpellier, France: Librairie l’Ivraie
Brussels, Belgium: TI PI bookshop, Peinture Fraiche
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stieglitz museum, PhotoQ bookshop
Berlin, Germany: 25books
Köln, Germany: König GmbH & Co.
Vienna, Austria: Anzenberger Gallery
Madrid, Spain: Ivorypress, Swinton & Grant, Dalpine, La Central Reina Sofia
Las Palmas, Spain: La Shop
Pontevedra, Spain: Dispara
Lisbon, Portugal: Photo Book Corner, STET Livros e Fotografias
Porto, Portugal: Inc. livros e edições de autor
Braga, Portugal: Encontros da Imagem
Rome, Italy: Officine Fotografiche
Milan, Italy: Micamera
Turin, Italy: NOPX
Bari, Italy: Planar, SPINE Temporary Small Press Bookstore
Dublin, Ireland: The Library Project
Berlin, Germany: Kominek Gallery
Tokyo, Japan: Flotsam Books, Reminders Photography Stronghold, G/P Gallery
Osaka, Japan: Book of Days
Santa Fe, USA: Photo-eye
New York, USA: Mast Books
São Paulo, Brazil: Estudio Madalena
Mexico City, Mexico: Hydra + Fotografía

Shipping & Handling

In order to keep shipping costs as low as possible, by default we don’t send by courier but if you would rather have your order tracked and insured please contact us.
Akinabooks welcomes submissions for photobooks from independent photographers. 
If you wish to send a submission to Akinabooks please e-mail your photobook/zine project to us at akina et akinabooks.com
We accept PDF or photobook dummies.
 We’ll get back in touch if your work is selected.
Akina Factory
We provide editing, sequencing and layout service to let you transform your pictures into a photobook.
 You can print your dummy or your short-run from our cosy office in North London.
For more details feel free to contact us at factory@akinabooks.com


For any blackmail, love letters, orders, enquiries and/or submission, use the contact form or mail us:
akina (et) akinabooks.com

Unfortunately we can reply only to successful submission but we do our best to check all of them


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