Graham Foundation Bookshop


Graham Foundation
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone 312.787.4071

Wednesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM

The Graham Foundation is easily accessed from CTA buses 11, 22, 36, 72, 73, 151, and 156 and by the Brown Line stop at Sedgwick station and the Red Line stop at Clark/Division station. By car it is located off the Kennedy (I-90/94) exit at LaSalle/North Ave and from the Lakeshore Drive exit at North Ave. Metered parking is available on North Clark Street.

Graham Foundation Bookshop

The Graham Foundation Bookshop is committed to the dissemination of the architecture book as a vital space for experimentation and incubation of ideas that shape architecture culture. The only architecture bookstore in Chicago, The Graham Foundation Bookshop is committed to accessibility, experimentation, and supporting new directions in the field of publishing.

It opened in 2013 when the Graham commissioned Chicago-based designer Ania Jaworska to design a bookshop for the historic mansion where the Foundation is located. Since then, the Graham Foundation Bookshop’s selection of grant-funded titles, publications related to its public programs, and new printed matter reflect the state of the field and encourage its development.

Since its founding in 1956, the Chicago based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has been dedicated to the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. For over sixty years, the Foundation has supported the publication of such seminal architecture books as Complexity and Contradiction by Robert Venturi, released in 1966, Rem Koolhaas’ Delirious New York, published in 1978, and Cedric Price Works 1952–2003, written and edited by Samantha Hardingham, published in 2017. In the last decade alone, the Graham Foundation has supported the production of more than 450 publications about art, design, and architecture from around the world.

Please email for special order inquiries. To see recent additions to the Bookshop, please visit our new-in-stock newsletter.

Graham Foundation Bookshop