• 25 books Berlin (Books & Music, Bookstore)
  • If ever there were a church for fascinating photography tomes, 25 Books would definitely be a contender for the title. Its founder Hannes Wanderer, who hails from a family of printers, opened the shop in 2009 in order to house the 850 titles that he had hand-picked from around the world. (His store, it should be noted, is the sole retailer in the entire city for some of the more special editions). Wanderer’s publishing house Peperoni Books, also… More info
    Brunnenstrasse 152, Berlin, 10115
  • Unterwegs Berlin (Books & Music, Vintage Books)
  • Containing some seriously rare books and series, Unterwegs attracts the many photography and architecture enthusiasts to be found in Berlin, particularly creatives looking to inspire their own work. In the inviting but pared down, well-lit gallery style space, many of the books are given the status of art objects with individual shelves and exhibition-style presentation. Surek Becker started off as a passionate collector who sold to remote… More info
    Torstrasse 93, Berlin, 10119
  • Ocelot Berlin (Books & Music, Bookstore)
  • The perfect activity for a rainy day when you're in need of some inspiration is to find a comfortable place where you can enjoy your pick of books, magazines, and a good coffee. Designed especially to encourage browsing, lounging and relaxing, Ocelot also incorporates an inviting cafe, encouraging visitors to grab a book, magazine, or newspaper and just hang out. Open since 2012, the modern streamlined shelving and custom made seating give the… More info
    Brunnenstrasse 181, Berlin, 10119
  • Buecherbogen Berlin (Books & Music, Bookstore)
  • Under the same dedicated ownership since 1980, Buecherbogen took over an auto workshop on land owned by Deutsche Bahn underneath the railway arches at Savignyplatz in 2006. The rooms were renovated and redesigned to provide storage and attractive display for thousands of books. Today, huge coffee table books sit alongside hard to find magazines, journals, and theoretical writing. The titles span several popular areas including architecture… More info
    Stadtbahnbogen 593, Berlin, 10623
  • Motto berlin Berlin (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • From it's origins as a Swiss distributor of small specialist magazines and fanzines, Motto has grown into a shop with a small family of art bookshops offering a fascinating array of more than 3000 titles. The Berlin branch is hidden away in a courtyard just off Skalitzer Strasse in the Kreuzberg-Friedrichhain area. Alexis Zavialoff heads the store and associated distribution company, supplying over 150 publishers to stores worldwide. Motto took… More info
    Skalitzer Strasse 68, Berlin, 10997
  • Autorenbuchhandlung berlin Berlin (Books & Music, Bookstore)
  • Along a charming walkway just by the outdoor cafe scene at Savignyplatz, is a real 'author's bookstore' housed under three railway arches. A great amount of thought and time goes into the handpicked selection of over 28,000 tomes which include poetry, philosophy, literature and cultural writing. The original store, in place since the seventies, was founded by several nobel prize winning authors including Günter Grass. In 2007 the current owners… More info
    Else-Ury-Bogen 599-601, Berlin, 10623
  • Pro qm Berlin (Books & Music, Specialty Books)
  • Founded by three creative minds in 1999 Pro qm has since become one of the best assorted thematic bookstores in Berlin for topics like urban studies, politics, architecture, design, art and the relevant theories. The focus shifts according to the projects the founders and their employees are currently working on, many of them being architects, design-students, editors, curators and artists. About half of the inventory here is in English and the… More info
    Almstadtstrasse 48-50, Berlin, 10119
  • Saint george's Berlin (Books & Music, Vintage Books)
  • When living in London got too much for him, photographer Paul Gurner took time off and came to Berlin to learn German. He enjoyed the relaxed way of living in the German capital so much so that he decided to stay. In 2003, he opened Saint George’s, an English language bookshop. Aside from new and used books the shop also sells a fine selection of magazines such as The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. Saint George’s offers big… More info
    Woerther Strasse 27, Berlin, 10405
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