Looking for a special photobook or a souvenir to remember your visit to Foam? Visit the bookshop in the museum.

Foam’s bookshop offers an assortment of carefully selected photography books, magazines, posters and postcards related to the museum’s exhibition programming and beyond. Located at the entrance of the museum, the bookshop is accessible without a ticket.

From educational and essay books about photography to monographs of young talents and iconic photographers like Helmut Newton and Jacques Henri Lartigue, the bookshop always carries an interesting range of popular volumes and sought-after publications. Foam’s bookshop is also the central sales point for Foam Magazine and therefore stocked with the full archive dating back to 2002 (excluding out-of-print volumes).

Besides publications, the bookshop includes an array of popular posters and postcards of current and past exhibitions. Iconic images by Seydou Keïta, Masahisa Fukase or Helen Levitt can adorn your wall long after the exhibition has come to a close. Postcards are also for sale as a set for an attractive price.

Foam Members get 10% off international publications and other items in the bookshop. Furthermore, a small section of the shop is dedicated to discounted books, often last copies.

Looking for a gift? Please don’t hesitate to inquire at the front desk about memberships, subscriptions or other possibilities.

If you have questions or are interested in having your publication in our bookshop, send us an e-mail at Please provide a short description, some images and wholesale conditions of the product you are submitting for consideration. Due to the high volume of inquiries, it could take up to 7-10 business days for us to process your request.

Please note that our webshop operates from a different location and therefore carries only a small part of the bookshop’s assortment. Unfortunately, we cannot ship books from our museum assortment to customers.

Foam wordt ondersteund door de VriendenLoterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Gemeente Amsterdam en de VandenEnde Foundation. 

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.