Address: 12-14 Pesmazoglou Street 10564 Athens, Greece
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-16:30
The Alpha Bank – Culture store has been temporarily relocated from the Nikoloudi Arcade to Pesmazoglou Street, due to renovations. It opened in January 2011. The store sells books published by Alpha Bank and the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, and ancient coin replicas.
The Alpha Bank – Culture store has been temporarily relocated from the Nikoloudi Arcade to 12-14 Pesmazoglou Street, due to renovations.
The store opened in January 2011 and sells:
It also showcases all the Alpha Bank cultural activities, especially those organised by its Collections.
The alphapolitismos e-shop has been up and running since 2016.
The Alpha Bank – Culture store is permanently located in the Nikoloudi Arcade, which connects Panepistimiou Street to Stadiou Street. It is one of the most well-known commercial and historic arcades of Athens, at a central point in the heart of the city.
The arcade was one of the most significant works by Alexandros Nikoloudis (1874-1944), a major architect of the 1900-1940 period. It is marked by its European flair, along with the Arsakeio Arcade and the Mela-Kostopoulou Arcade, designed by Ernst Ziller. Its design mirrors that of London's commercial arcades.
The publications that accompany the art exhibitions and other cultural events organised by the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation are one of the main activities undertaken by the Alpha Bank – Culture store.
The publishing activity of the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation started in 1997 with the groundbreaking book on painter Jannis Kounellis’ exhibition in Piraeus. More publications followed, mainly catalogues for exhibitions of renowned Greek artists who lived and worked abroad, such as Daphne Costopoulos, Lucas Samaras and Stephen Antonakos.
The Alpha Bank – Culture store has hosted the photography exhibitions: