50 Watts Books address

50 Watts Books is a new online bookstore with a focus on visually-striking and unusual books and ephemera from around the world.

Some tags to help you dig through the site:

Low stock, Japan, surrealism, graphic design, illustration, children's books, All-Time Favorite, NYRB, France, Russia, hermetic, Hairy Who, zine, risograph, translation, poetry, Italy, Twisted Spoon Press, Czech.

The shop grew out of 50 Watts, a long-running archive of forgotten art and books. Like the website, the store will feature strange and wonderful international books -- graphic design icons, odd vintage arcana, surrealism, underground comics, obscure literature, and funky gift books, prints, and ephemera. Expect to find lots of publications from Japan and Europe.

We also have illustrated book reprints and new projects in development -- more details soon.


State and local taxes are added to orders within Pennsylvania.

Shipping is a flat rate of $3.99 for any size order in the US, by standard USPS Media Mail with tracking (this can take 2 days, or 10 days, and generally somewhere in between). You can also choose UPS Ground. We ship all orders promptly, Monday through Saturday.

International shipping: We added shipping options (US post office, DHL, UPS) for many countries. Art books are generally expensive to ship, unfortunately. Please include an email and phone number with your order for customs clearance. You can contact us if you don't see shipping options for your country. And if you just want to buy an Animated Garden postcard set, email me!

Contact will [at] 50wattsbooks.com.