1-54 London 2022 | Bookshop by Papercup

Papercup, an art bookshop and café located in Beirut, was founded in 2008 and quickly became one of the symbols of the revival of art and culture in the Lebanese capital, a cultural hub rooted in the local community with an international reach and influence across the region. In 2014, it was listed as one of the top 10 art and design bookshops in the world by the Huffington Post and in 2017, 99U, Adobe’s design magazine, listed it as one of the top 9 design bookshops around the world. It became a must-stop for tourists visiting Beirut, and the bookshop of reference for art students, artists, and designers in Lebanon. The August 2020 Beirut explosion unfortunately destroyed the bookshop and its adjacent café. The owner and founder has now moved to London with her son and is consulting in the bookselling and publishing field. As one of her latest projects, she designed, curated, and managed the Thames and Hudson pop-up bookshop at the Photo London 2022 fair. 

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