The Modernist Book Fair at Vitsœ

Explore the work of independent publishers who are passionate about modernist architecture and design. 

Whether you’re a fan of Bauhaus, brutalism, or anything in between, you’ll discover something to inspire and delight you.

The Modernist Book Fair is a unique two-day event held at the Vitsœ shop as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2024.

21.06.24 & 22.06.24

The book fair will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of June, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2024, at the Vitsœ shop in Marylebone, where visitors can browse and buy books, magazines, maps, zines and more.

We are also please to present two architectural walking tours:

  • Concrete Conversations: A Brutalist Photo Walk with Stefano Sama of UHM! Zines. (Friday 21st June at 6pm) - more info here.
  • Modernist Marylebone and Fitzrovia : with Helen Barrett,  journalist and founder of London Modern. (Saturday 22nd June at 2pm) - more info here.

The fair celebrates the legacy and diversity of modernism, inviting visitors to delve into the post-war period of re-imagining in Britain and beyond. During this time, a new future was envisioned for all, despite the challenges.

Independent publishers come together here to celebrate, investigate, and question the architecture and urban planning of the mid to late 20th century, an era, marked by both problems and hope.

Participants include the modernist magazine, as well as other notable publishers:
Blue Crow Maps: Known for their architectural maps, including those of London Underground Architecture; Stefi Orazi: Author of Modernist Estates and the Perambulations series; UHM Zines: Focusing on Brutalist architecture, including landmarks like the South Bank Centre and South Norwood Library and the Twentieth Century Society who campaign for and celebrate the architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Location Vitsœ , 21 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2NG

The Vitsœ shop is a short walk from Bond Street Station and easily found at the junction of Marylebone Lane and Jason Court.