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Berlin Story, Berlin

Where? Berlin, Germany

Recommended by Kelly Amabile

Kelly said: "Every city should have a bookshop like the Berlin Story which feels like you’ve just walked into a life-size history lesson."

Berlin Story is a mixture of a bookstore, publishing house and a sort of a museum which focuses solely on one city - Berlin. It carries a wide range of books on the city (from history, architecture to its famous residents) and holds occasional readings and/or theatrical performances in its salon. It is also a good place to pick up a souvenir or two in any day of the week since it's open from Monday to Sunday.

Operating for 10 consecutive years, the bookstore Berlin Story has in stock over 3.000 titles in twelve different languages. They offer about 300 English-language titles that delve into everything from Prussian kings and Third Reich history to the latest modern architecture (Potsdamer Platz and Hauptbahnhof) and where to party. Not to count crime fiction, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, posters, busts of marble – much more than one can imagine, and all about Berlin. They are, in fact, the city's only bookshop to be devoted exclusively to its own city.
Berlin Story has received the distinction "bookstore of the year 2004" for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, awarded at the famous book fair in Frankfurt.

Berlin Story bookstoreBerlin Story
Wieland Giebel e.K.
Unter den Linden 40
10117 Berlin


Phone and Email:
030 - 20 45 38 42

Working Hours:
Mon-Sun 10-18

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raindeerrandolf said...

I know the Berlin Story from several trips. It was allways exiting beeing there, watching their "making of berlin" movie and getting some gifts!

barca said...

Conocí Berlin Story durante mi última visita en Berlín. Me gusto la maqueta del centro historico al lado de la exposición. Para no andar tan cargada, pedí los regalos para mis amigos desde España por el webshop y me lo mandaron inmediatamente.