Finding books and bookstores in Berlin

Germans don’t read as much they used to. According to a recent study, only about 6 percent of the German population picks up a book on a regular basis. This is all the more surprising to anyone who has ever spent any time exploring the streets of Berlin. Bookstores are everywhere. Certain streets, like Knesebeckstraße in Charlottenburg, are literally loaded with literature. And many a foreign visitor will be even more surprised (pleasantly, of course) to discover a huge selection of bookstores offering and even specializing in English language books. Many museums offer a very good selection, as well. So English speaking bookworms now have yet another reason to visit Berlin. Anyone can rummage through great literature here, new or used. The following list offers you some of the best addresses to find that book you may, or may not, need.

Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung (museum, architecture)

Klingelhöferstraße 14

10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)

U-Bahn and S-Bahn Potsdamer Platz

Tel. +49 030 25 40 02 0

www.bauhaus.de

 

Berlin Story (everything about Berlin)

Unter den Linden 40

10117 Berlin (Mitte)

U-Bahn and S-Bahn Friedrichstraße

Tel. +49 030 20 45 38 42

http://www.berlinstory.de/

Books in Berlin  (new and quality used books)

Goethestraße 69

10625 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

S-Bahn Savignyplatz

Tel. +49 030 313 1233

bookberlin@aol.com

Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz (art and film)

Stadtbahnbogen 593

10623 Berlin (Charlottenburt)

S-Bahn Savignyplatz

Tel. +49 030 31 86 95 11

www.buecherbogen.com

Deutsches Historisches Museum (museum, history)

Unter den Linden 2

10117 Berlin (Mitte)

U-Bahn and S-Bahn Friedrichstraße

Tel. +49 030 20 30 40

www.dhm.de

Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus  (the „cultural“ department store)

Friedrichstraße 90

10117 Berlin (Mitte)

S-Bahn Friedrichstraße

Tel. +49 030 20 25 11 11

www.kulturkaufhaus.de

East of Eden International Bookshop  (second hand books)

Schreinerstraße 10

10247 Berlin (Mitte)

U-Bahn Samariterstraße

Tel. +49 030 423 93 62

www.east-of-eden.de

Hugendubel Berlin Friedrichstraße  (a popular chain, huge selection)

Friedrichstraße 83

10117 Berlin (Mitte)

U-Bahn and S-Bahn Friedrichstraße

Tel. +49 01801 484 484

www.hubendubel.de

Jewish Museum Berlin (museum, history)

Lindenstraße 9-14

10969 Berlin (Kreuzberg)

U-Bahn Hallisches Tor

Tel. +49 030 25 99 33 00

www.jmberlin.de

New National Gallery (state museum, art)

Stauffenbergstraße 41

10785 Berlin (Tiergarten)

U-Bahn and S-Bahn Potsdamer Platz

Tel. +49 030 266 2987

www.smb.spk-berlin.de

Marga Schöller  (a very large selection, also film)

Knesebeckstraße 33

10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

S-Bahn Savignyplatz

Tel. +49 030 88 62 93 20

 

 

 

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