About Us

Makina Books is an independent publisher based in Stoke Newington, London. Our project seeks to promote and celebrate independent voices – with a focus on photography, poetry, fiction and prose.

We currently make collectable books in the ongoing series’ New Words and Makina Archive. In 2019 we launched the Makina Books Podcast which focusses on narratives in publishing. To date we have worked on projects with Flo Brooks, Livia Franchini, Alanna McArdle, Angus Carlyle, Eloise Hendy and David Moore – amongst others.

Makina is named after the Plaubel Makina, a medium format camera popular with the new colour documentarists in the 1980s. The ‘Makina’ makes a 6×7 frame, the inspiration for our boxier format celebrated in our ongoing New Words series.

Our titles are held in several collections, including; Whitney Museum of American Art Library (New York) National Library of Scotland, Stills Centre for Photography and the National Poetry Library (London).

Distribution, Trade & Ordering, Submissions

Trade orders:

NBN International
Tel: +44 (0) 1752 202301

For all other enquiries, please contact


Cornerhouse Publications Ltd
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester, M15 4FN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 212 3466 / 3468

Web orders:

We are a small entity, but endeavour to dispatch orders via Royal Mail twice a week. Please remember to leave adequate time for overseas orders to arrive before getting in touch to let us know that an order hasn’t yet arrived. We use recycled all-board book mailers to ensure you receive your books safely.



This list of shops changes often, but I try to keep it up to date. If you would like to stock any of our titles, please contact or use the contact form below:

Books Peckham
Burley Fisher Books
Camden Arts Centre
Chener Books
London Review Bookshop
Pages of Cheshire Street
Pages of Hackney
Tate Modern Bookshop
The Photographers’ Gallery
Ti Pi Tin
Tome Records

Good Press
Minnow Books
Setanta Books
Specialist Subject Records
Storysmith Books

North America
Printed Matter
Ooga Booga


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