+49 (0)30 9789 4592
This beautiful, oak panelled bookstore is connected with the library of Berlin's Mitte-district. There's a carefully curated selection of fiction and non-fiction, children's books, and arty magazines. The English selection is small but you won't mind when you know there's an in-store coffee bar where it's totally okay to sip coffee and eat cake (made by Wunderkuchen) while reading.
Poor & Literate
Kopenhagener Strasse 77
+49 (0)30 4403 9520
Difficult to say if this bar, a bookstore, a film club or a gallery, but what we can say is that we like it here. The focus is on literature (if possible queer and feminist), whisky and art. Next time you go to Prenzl'berg, try the Scottish single malt with Virginia Woolf. Open from Thursday until Sunday.
+49 (0)30 6940 1160
A very unique English bookstore you'll probably remember forever. Some of the books are for sale, some for rent. Shopkeepr Sophia has probably read them all. She also hosts readings and writing workshops, often in cooperation with The Reader Berlin. In the basement you'll find a wide selection of science fiction and fantasy novels.
Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz
+49 (0)30 3186 9511
This big art bookstore (with a huge English section) is located straight under the overground railway in the middle of the pleasant Savignyplatz. The focus is on art, design, fashion and photography and there's a unique collection of art exhibition catalogues from 1945 on. The store won the Deutscher Buchhandlungspreis (German bookstore Price) in 2015. They also host film evenings, readings and expositions.
+49 (0)30 9562 8082
If you were looking for French, German and English secondhand books in Berlin, you've come to the right place. The big window of this small shop attracts a multi-culti Neukölln crowd. You'll like the vintage style interior and the in-store coffee shop. They also organise expositions and workshops.