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We are pleased to share that the Standards Manual bookstore is now open to the public. As part of our new design office, Order, in Greenpoint, the bookstore showcases not only our own publications, but also a hand-picked selection of new and vintage books from a variety of publishers, including Unit Editions, Phaidon, Taschen, Laurence King, and many more. Our collection focuses exclusively on graphic design titles, making us (we believe) the only graphic design bookstore in New York.

Recent press includes:
Design Milk
Architect’s Newspaper
Bedford + Bowery
Fast Co

Standards Manual bookstore is open Monday-Friday 10am–6pm; Saturday 12pm–6pm.

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About Standards Manual

Standards Manual is a New York City based independent publishing imprint founded by designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth in 2014.

We strive to archive and preserve lost artifacts of design history and make them available to future generations.

Being designers ourselves, we value high quality books. As an independent publisher, we are able to produce our books using only the finest papers, printing, and finishing methods. We don’t cut corners when it comes to quality.