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Pallant House Gallery Bookshop is an award-winning independent art bookshop offering the best of new, remaindered and out of print books on Modern British art in the country.

We also commission prints, artist’s multiples and stock limited editions from the best modern and contemporary artists working in Britain today, and also stock a range of design products, cards and gifts.

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Tuesday to Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday/Bank Holidays: 11am–5pm


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Pallant House Gallery Publications

To celebrate our unique history, collections and exhibitions, we produce our own publications that are available to buy from Pallant Bookshop.

Discover our latest publications or visit the Pallant Bookshop to find our back catalogue.

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit exhibition book with image of man in profile looking right with red and gold patterned background

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit

The first colour monograph on the artist Glyn Philpot – a key figure in Modern British art, explores the artist’s work spanning the Arts and Crafts illustration, Edwardian “Swagger” portraiture, Symbolism, and Art Deco Modernism.

Written by director and curator Simon Martin with an introduction by Booker prize winning author, Alan Hollinghurst, the book draws on new research, recently rediscovered paintings and archive material. It looks at his career from early works comprising more traditional formal portraiture through to modernism in the 1920s and 30s.

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Book cover Salish Fisherman by Billy Childish

Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking Catalogue

Accompanying the exhibition Hockney to Himid: 60 Years of British Printmaking, this book celebrates the extraordinary upsurge of printmaking in Britain from the 1960s to now.

With beautiful prints on almost every page, it showcases a wide range of artists, styles and techniques, charts how Britain emerged from the post-war years, thrived in the early 1960s, navigated the social changes of the 1970s and 1980s, and saw the ascendency of contemporary British art from the 1990s to the present day.

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Drawn by Nature by Simon Martin Cover

Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists

In Drawn to Nature, Simon Martin has gathered joyful and beautiful images of the extraordinary array of wildlife described by White, providing an insight into the continuing appeal and relevance of the Natural History. Discover the natural world as seen through the work of British artists and writers including Eric Ravilious, Virginia Woolf and John Piper.

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Ben Nicholson from the studio book

Ben Nicholson: From the Studio

Accompanying the exhibition Ben Nicholson: From the Studio this book contains essays written by the exhibition’s curator Louise Weller and Nicholson expert Dr Lee Beard as well as a new study on the architecture of Nicholson’s studios from Professor Louise Campbell and a poetic response to the themes of the exhibition by writer and potter Edmund de Waal.

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Book cover with black and white repeat pattern overlaid by a bookplate reading 'Designs for Modern Britain' and 'Barnett' at the top and 'Freedman' at the bottom.

Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain

Published to accompany the exhibition Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain, this book chronicles Freedman’s early years as a war artist, his numerous commercial projects and examines his distinctive use of lettering.

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Cover of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour, showing a colourful detail from an abstract painting

Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour

An essential guide to the life and work of Ivon Hitchens, published to accompany the exhibition Ivon Hitchens: Space Through Colour.

This richly illustrated catalogue, includes more than 70 examples of Hitchens’ work from across his career, including his best-known landscapes of the Sussex countryside.

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Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World

An essential guide to the life and work of Julian Trevelyan, published to accompany the exhibition Julian Trevelyan: The Artist and His World.

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Cover of A Guide to Pallant House Gallery showing a colourful geometric mural on a stairwell

A Guide to Pallant House Gallery

This illustrated guide provides an introduction to the Gallery and its history, architecture and collections, and the stories of the people behind it.

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POP! Art in a Changing Britain

Published to accompany POP! Art in a Changing Britain, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the extensive collection of painting, sculpture and print acquired by Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson in the decades that followed the Second World War.

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Cathie Pilkington: Working from Home

An exclusive concertina-style publication to accompany the artist’s 2018-19 installation, Working from Home. Includes an essay by Neil Walton about the artist and her work and new photography of her Pallant House Gallery installation.

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