Perimeter is a specialised bookstore, award-winning publisher, distribution house and platform for various art publishing endeavours in Melbourne, Australia. Perimeter respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, and we acknowledge that this land is unceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Founded in 2011, Perimeter Books stocks a selective range of independently published books, editions and zines spanning photography, art, theory, text and the more lateral ends of design and architecture. The store also curates an active program of exhibitions, talks, launches, workshops and consultations, and co-presents Volume: Another Art Book Fair with Printed Matter Inc. (NY) and Artspace (Sydney). In 2012, Perimeter launched its in-house publishing imprint Perimeter Editions, which has since gone on to publish more than seventy titles, winning several awards and exhibiting at key art book fairs in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Perimeter Editions also publishes two biennial book prizes – the Perimeter Small Book Prize and the PHOTO x Perimeter International Photobook Prize. Perimeter Distribution, the business’s wholesale arm, began trade in 2013, and now represents some of the world’s leading independent photography, art, design and theory publishers. Perimeter Distribution is also the Australian/NZ sales agent for global Amsterdam-based distribution house Idea Books.

Perimeter has curated various outposts and libraries for institutions, galleries and spaces, including Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) and Book Coffee Print Work Shop in Melbourne, Hotel Hotel and Nishi Gallery in Canberra, and the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Brisbane.


Co-Directors & Editors in Chief: Justine Ellis, Dan Rule
Associate Director & Editor: Ash Holmes
Retail & Distribution Associate: Abhaya Mistry

Perimeter Bureau:

Narelle Brewer, Senior Designer
Sasha Taylor, Designer 
Erin Callaghan, Designer
Nadiah Abdulrahim, Copy Editor 
Setsuko Hori, Tokyo Bureau
Yonny Quan, Shanghai Bureau


Perimeter HQ
734 High Street
Thornbury, Melbourne
Victoria, 3071, Australia
+61 3 9484 8101

Opening Hours 

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm

***Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we can only respond to those we are interested in learning more about.


Photography: Anu Kumar