WALTER books is dedicated to offering a curated selection of books that critically investigate the world around us and imagine otherwise. From small press fiction to critical theory, from overlooked sci-fi to much appreciated non-fiction: WALTER books welcomes the adventurous and engaged reader. Also, don’t forget to pet the dog when you come in.


WALTER books further aims to consider the collective potential of reading by organizing lectures, discussion groups or talks on a certain topic or book. During these events in our own bookstore, WALTER is both organizer and host. However, we sometimes abandon the walls of our store and venture out to other places, either to co-produce discourses with dedicated partner organisations or to offer a carefully curated selection of books during exhibitions, festivals and lectures, both in and outside of Arnhem.


Because we believe in a physical meeting of minds, WALTER doesn’t underestimate the importance of the physicality of printed matter, of ink, paper and weight. So it may come as no surprise that behind the front of the bookstore, WALTER houses a graphic design studio and quite literal underground RISO-laboratory: risowiso.


Visit WALTER books & risowiso at

Looierstraat 43

6811 AV Arnhem

Wednesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00

Sunday: 12.00 – 17.00

Phone: 026-3828304



Find WALTER books on Facebook (uurgh, we know) @walterbookshop or on Instagram (uuurgh, even worse). We also send out a newsletter. Or you know, send an email to if you have any questions or if you want to order a book. We ship.


For more information on the risograph print studio, check out @risowiso or send an email to Corine via