Accidentally Wes Anderson, the Book

Join us to discover the most interesting and idiosyncratic places on Earth. Inspired by the unique vision of director Wes Anderson’s films, this book travels to every continent to tell the extraordinary and unexpected true stories behind more than two hundred stunning locations.


  • 🌍 200 locations
  • 📖 368 pages
  • 🧥 Hard Bound w/ Jacket
  • 🧵 Sewn binding (see: lays flat)
  • 🗺 Adventures abound!


Frequently Asked Questions

What's inside?

Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book travels the world and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, others you always wanted to explore, and some you never knew existed.

Fueled by a vision for distinctive design, stunning photography, and unexpected narrative, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson’s distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens.

Who's included?

The production of this book involved close to 200 individuals – more than 180+ Photographers from more than 50 different countries. That does not include the writers, editors, designers, the publishing team… it is the result of a global team effort.

What about Wes?

We reached out to Wes at the beginning of this project, and he has been supportive of it for quite some time! Of course he has some other priorities at the moment as well. In fact, he’s graciously written a forward to kick off the adventure.

Why can't I order in my country?

Yet! The book is currently available to almost every country – with the exception of a few. It WILL be available EVERYWHERE. Why the wait? Well, the logistical challenges around global production and delivery is a bit mind-boggling. That said, our awesome publisher is helping us bring this dream project to people across the world. Near and far. If right now you don’t see a purchase link that will allow for delivery to your door, do not worry! We’re working with independent book stores and other distributors around the world and adding new locations all the time. Give Waterstones a try, they ship globally. Join our newsletter (The AWA Bulletin) and be the first to know when our pre-sale opens in your country!

Are there different "versions" of the book?

Well, someone’s got an eagle eye! We’re not too surprised as we know that this Community is very detail-oriented 🙂

Accidentally Wes Anderson, The Book, was designed to delight an International audience and as such is out in the world with 9 versions (& counting)! Normally, we’d say “collect em all”, but in this case the “good stuff”, the interior content, is the same for each edition. Depending on where you live, you may notice subtle differences in paper, binding, cover (gloss/no-gloss), and of course the variety of written languages. Rest assured, the stories and images are all the same!

Where to Buy




Everywhere Else 🌎

New Zealand

Latin America & Asia

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