A candy store for book aficionados

Sharing love for beautiful books

MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados with a flagship store situated in one of Amsterdam’s most inspirational neighbourhoods, called The 9 Streets (De 9 Straatjes). The store is fully dedicated to sharing the love for beautiful books.

From the hundreds and thousands of books that are being published every year, people rely on MENDO to select the finest and most relevant ones. MENDO curates on very specific topics: photography, fashion, traveling, lifestyle, culinary books, interior & architecture and graphic design. Moreover, MENDO is known for its unique selection of collector’s editions, which is on display in the store.

For the design of the Amsterdam flagship store MENDO teamed up Concrete Architectural Associates. Concrete came up with a simple, but brilliant idea: a bookstore, made from books. The walls are not made of bricks, but of thousands of black MENDO books. The intimacy of the scenery, combined with the stunning publications by some of the best publishers in the world, has made MENDO one of the most unique and inspiring stores in the Netherlands.

About the design, Concrete’s founder Rob Wagemans says: “Like a house made of bricks, MENDO’s unique bookstore is built with thousands of black books.”

On Facebook Lieke once said: “MENDO equals book porn”. We couldn’t agree more, and you probably can’t either. MENDO is located in the Berenstraat, one of the 9 Streets in the heart of Amsterdam.

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MENDO’s Flagship store is located in The 9 Streets in Amsterdam

Berenstraat 11
1016 GG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Opening hours
Monday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Friday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10.30 am to 6 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm

Entering the store, customers are surrounded by bookshelves made of cold-worked steel filled with the black books and colorful sections created by the books that are for sale. At the ends of the bookshelves, which run along the entire length of the store, a mirror wall optically doubles the length of the shelves and shop. In the centre of the store bookshelves which have seemingly ‘fallen over’ form small islands where customers are invited to sit down and have a closer look at the items for sale.

Entering the store, customers are surrounded by bookshelves made of cold-worked steel filled with the black books and colorful sections created by the books that are for sale. At the ends of the bookshelves, which run along the entire length of the store, a mirror wall optically doubles the length of the shelves and shop. In the centre of the store bookshelves which have seemingly ‘fallen over’ form small islands where customers are invited to sit down and have a closer look at the items for sale.

'MENDO equals book porn.'
'MENDO equals book porn.'

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Apart from the carefully curated collection of books on subjects like fashion, photography, interior and lifestyle, MENDO is known for its unique selection of limited edition books on display.

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Out now: The workshop The Workshop opens the doors of studio’s, ateliers and offices of Dutch creatives. The result is an intimate portrait of driven personalities and the environments in which the are both vulnerable and at their strongest.

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Out now: The workshop The Workshop opens the doors of studio’s, ateliers and offices of Dutch creatives, like from our friend Guillaume Philibert @gsrnn The result is an intimate portrait of driven personalities and the environments in which the are…

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MENDO presents: The Workshop The Workshop is now available. This brand new book, a celebration of Dutch creativity, is a MENDO publication. Shop now and enjoy free shipping in The Netherlands.

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Evergreen Let Evergreen guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quencing gardening longings. Normal price € 40 Now € 30 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Live life love books The final day of launching the new MENDO.nl is here. For this last day we still have 5 lifestyle books on sale. Including our very own Depart. #thenewmendo #mendobooks

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Evergreen Let Evergreen guide you in making and mainaining a green utopia and in quencing gardening longings. Normal price € 40 Now € 30 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Lunchtime! Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Normal price € 45 Now € 35 The best modern Italian recipes from the largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace in the world. Normal price € 45 Now € 35 Offers are valid online only…

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Eataly: Contemporary Italian Cooking Normal price € 45 Now € 35 The best modern Italian recipes from the largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace in the world. Normal price € 45 Now € 35 Offers are valid online only on…

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Depart Normal price € 40 Now € 30 A book Made by MENDO, Depart shares some of the most beautiful locations captured by modern day photographers – photographers who are always on the move. Normal price € 40 Now €…

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Depart Normal price € 40 Now € 30 A book Made by MENDO, Depart shares some of the most beautiful locations captured by modern day photographers – photographers who are always on the move. Normal price € 40 Now €…

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Porsche 911 Normal price € 35 Now € 27 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Porsche 911 Normal price € 35 Now € 27 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Shortlist Amsterdam Normal price € 30 Now € 23 A genuine homage to tenacious Amsterdam restaurants. Contains addresses and recipes. Normal price € 30 Now € 23 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Shortlist Amsterdam Normal price € 30 Now € 23 A genuine homage to tenacious Amsterdam restaurants. Contains addresses and recipes. Normal price € 30 Now € 23 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Live life love books The final week of launching the new MENDO.nl is here. For the next 5 days we have 5 lifestyle books on sale. Including our very own Depart. #thenewmendo #mendobooks

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Okay, so we launched our new webshop the other day. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, the new MENDO.nl has won quite a prestigious award called Site Of The Day by @Awwwards, granted to those who add design, creativity…

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Loewe Book Normal price € 125 Now € 95 A phonebook size book of photographs, retracing Loewe’s 170 years history and drawing a blueprint for what is yet to come. Normal price € 125 Now € 95 Offers are valid…

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Loewe Book Normal price € 125 Now € 95 A phonebook size book of photographs, retracing Loewe’s 170 years history and drawing a blueprint for what is yet to come. Normal price € 125 Now € 95 Offers are valid…

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Browse it like you mean it The new MENDO.nl has been built from scratch. It’s time to put it to the test. We encourage you to take it for a spin, browse

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Giorgio Armani Normal price € 140 Now € 110 A comprehensive celebration of the fashions of one of the world’s most revered designers. Normal price € 140 Now € 110 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Giorgio Armani Normal price € 140 Now € 110 A comprehensive celebration of the fashions of one of the world’s most revered designers. Normal price € 140 Now € 110 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl

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Fashion book week. We’re kicking off MENDO’s all new webshop. The next four days we have amazing fashion books on sale. Online only!

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Ideas from Massimo Osti Normal price € 70 Now € 55 Ideas from Massimo Osti tells the story of the birth and development of the formal and textile innovations. Normal price € 70 Now € 55 Offers are valid online…

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Ideas from Massimo Osti Normal price € 70 Now € 55 Ideas from Massimo Osti tells the story of the birth and development of the formal and textile innovations. Normal price € 70 Now € 55 Offers are valid online…

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Fashion book week. MENDO’s fashionable offers include Dior by Avedon, Loewe, Massimo Osti, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford’s all-time coffee table classic.

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Vote. Oi, we’re a nominee on Awwwards. Feel free to vote: https://www.awwwards.com/sites/mendo-1 Thanks @buildinamsterdam

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Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 Normal price € 65 Now € 48 Collection of images, focusing on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day. Normal price € 65 Now € 48 Offers are valid online…

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Anton Corbijn 1-2-3-4 Normal price € 65 Now € 48 Collection of images, focusing on Corbijn’s evolving fascination with the music industry, from the 1970s to the present day. Normal price € 65 Now € 48 Offers are valid online…

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Carli Hermès. Normal price € 60 Now € 45 (only a few days) The long-awaited retrospective of the work of internationally recognised photographer Carli Hermès – a book made by MENDO. Order a signed copy here. Normal price € 60…

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Carli Hermès. Normal price € 60 Now € 45 (only a few days) The long-awaited retrospective of the work of internationally recognised photographer Carli Hermès – a book made by MENDO. Order a signed copy here. Normal price € 60…

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Browse it like you mean it The new MENDO.nl has been built from scratch. It’s time to put it to the test. We encourage you to take it for a spin, browse

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Erwin Olaf Normal price € 55 Now € 40 Gorgeous publication of a craftsman who uses high polish to both perverse and seductive effect. Normal price € 55 Now € 40 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl #thenewmendo #kickoffoffers

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Erwin Olaf Normal price € 55 Now € 40 Gorgeous publication of a craftsman who uses high polish to both perverse and seductive effect. Normal price € 55 Now € 40 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl #thenewmendo #kickoffoffers

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Amsterdam! Ed van der Elsken Normal price € 40 Now € 30 A unique document of the city in which Van der Elsken had always lived. Normal price € 40 Now € 30 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl…

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Amsterdam! Ed van der Elsken A unique document of the city in which Van der Elsken had always lived. Normal price € 60 Now € 45 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl #thenewmendo #kickoffoffers

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Amsterdam! Ed van der Elsken A unique document of the city in which Van der Elsken had always lived. Normal price € 60 Now € 45 Offers are valid online only on MENDO.nl #thenewmendo #kickoffoffers

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Celebrate the new MENDO.nl May we invite you to visit the new MENDO.nl, a webshop for book aficionados, by book aficionados. To celebrate the launch we offer some amazing books on discount online, over the next 3 weeks. We kick…

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Let’s go to bed early. Sleep well.

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His name is Sander Dekker. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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His name is Sander Dekker. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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Springtime. Time to push your interior to a new level!

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The ultimate ski book.

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Kiss my book. The Rolling Stones limited edition

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First book presents on their way.

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Morning! Ready to welcome you at our shop in the Berenstraat.

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One of the pictures in the MENDO classic: Tom Ford. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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A MENDO Classic: Tom Ford. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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The Workshop. Book in progress. Pre order now on www.mendo.nl

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Book in progress: The Workshop. Pre order now on www.mendo.nl

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MENDO book in progress. The Workshop.

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New week: Springtime @mendobooks The book ‘Evergreen’ brings back nature into every day life. Buy the book on www.mendo.nl

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Eataly. Read. Cook. And eat. With the beautiful cookbook: Eataly. 300 landmark recipes highlighting the best from Italian home cooking.

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Eataly. Read. Cook. And eat. With the beautiful cookbook: Eataly. 300 landmark recipes highlighting the best from Italian home cooking.

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Thinking about summer. Thinking about Jamais Vu. Published last summer but this hard/softcover book in card case is still hot.

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Thinking about summer. Thinking about Jamaica Vu. Published last summer but this hard/softcover book in card case is still hot.

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Thinking about summer. Thinking about Jamaica Vu. Published last summer but this hard/softcover book in card case is still hot.

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Let’s go to the beach. The book Beaches from Gray Malin shows us his playful and stunning photographs celebrating light, shapes and perspectives. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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Springtime @mendobooks The book ‘Evergreen’ brings back nature into every day life.

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Springtime @mendobooks The book ‘Evergreen’ brings back nature into every day life.

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Amsterdam Canals. This is another book by MENDO, published in 2015 together with the born storyteller Cris Toala Olivares. Buy online www.mendo.nl

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Below Sea Level. Yet another MENDO book your shelves need to showcase. Made in 2015, photographer Ewout Huibers shows you stunning pictures with a natural leading role: the ever-present water. Buy online: www.mendo.nl

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New book: 75 Years of Capitol Records commemorates the extraordinary history of one of the world’s most defining record labels. Along the way you will encounter the greatest music and musicians of the 20th and 21st century. #amsterdam #mendobooks #mendo…

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New book: One year on a bike. Martijn Dolaard actually did what most of us dream of at the most: he traded all of his conveniences and daily distractions to embarked on a cross-continental cycling journey. This book shares his…

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This Sunday at MENDO Book signing with Mr. Ferry van der Nat This summer MENDO launched the amazing book Mr. with the equally amazing person and photographer Ferry van der Nat. On Sunday the 6th Ferry is at MENDO between…

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