Under the umbrella of our Placeholder series, we'll be investigating the best book shops the UK has to offer. Some will be familiar, others might take you by surprise. However, the common thread at play here will be an appreciation and love for all things publishing.

To kick things off, 405 photographer Alex Kozobolis made his way to the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH) to visit its small, but densely-packed bookshop. It's the sort of place that requires time, and a healthy bank balance. Check out Alex's photo essay below for proof.

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