I had the chance to design and implement the website for a small bookshop in Norderstedt. Therefore I developed a concept together with one of the employees and worked out the design by myself.
The shop itself is provided by the wholesaler and can not be customized. Still the new website enables a whole different user experience before linking to the shop. Besides all news and information about the shop and its team you can get a bunch of book recommendations. In times of a shop closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic this webiste is a small step for the team to stay in touch with their customers and supply them with their expertise.
For a small book store it's always a challenge to be visible to their potential customers. Often the customer doesn't know about an existing online shop – especially the elder target group of a book store. So another goal was to attract a younger target group. As books are colorful and divers, I chose a design with much whitespace and restrained colors.
While not having the budget to book a professional photographer it was fun for me as a hobby photographer to make some pictures of the bookshop and include them on the website.