Magma is a bookshop specialising in a range of books and magazines relating to the creative industry and arts. A list of literature that they cover includes photography, fashion, graphic design, films and architecture.

Venue Details & Map


117-119 Clerkenwell Road
+44 (0)20 7242 9502
Public transport:
Chancery Lane, Underground

Yelp Reviews

9.00 out of 5
based on 17 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Magma

4.0 out of 5
17 March 2011
by Miriam W.

Magma carries all manner of gift items and is a particularly good shop if the person you're buying for is a designer, architect or otherwise keen about aesthetics. Here you'll find an array of design books, tote bags, games, toys and t-shirts.

I fell in love with the Moomins at Magma. Who are these Moomins you might be wondering, and where do they live? This family of hippopotamus-like trolls... more

5.0 out of 5
02 June 2016
by Jes S.

Needed a unique/cool notebook to use as a scrapbook for my adventures abroad. Stumbled upon this on Yelp and went for it. I absolutely adore shops like this. I probably walked around to look at everything three times before deciding on a really nice Japanese-bound bound notebook that's was perfect for what it needed to be. Perfect spot for gifts, books and stationary. more

4.0 out of 5
22 April 2015
by Matt F.

Half art books and magazines and half things you likely only half want but would make an acceptable and perhaps unusual gift. This book shop is well worth a browse or stopping by at if you are obliged to buy someone a physical item. more

4.0 out of 5
27 October 2011
by Kevin L.

You know those people in your life that are impossible to gift? The ones that already have everything, are extra picky, absurdly practical, or utter aesthetes? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about (or recognise that you're exactly the kind of person I'm writing about).

Hey, it's fine. I resemble these remarks, too.

Enter: Magma. It's the shop where the products contained within lean in the... more

5.0 out of 5
12 February 2016
by Christoph N.

Completely my scene, well, my type of shops. So if you read this, and we're somehow directly or even indirectly related (because I'm a yelper, like you, for example), just know that you can offer me anything from this shop. Lifestyle magazines, so beautiful that you don't dare to touch, small design stuff that you dream to have at home, colourful cards & birthday is the 13th of... more

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