Where? Munich, Germany
Recommended by: Emily Rash
This bookstore declares itself the "Largest English-Language Secondhand-Book Shop In Germany" and although some people call this statement into question (mostly arguing in favor of one of the booktores in Berlin), there is no denying that The Munich Readery is a fantastic source of books in English and a store that definitely deserves to be mentioned in our guide.
Almost 40 thousand books are stored in this bookstore and its owner claims that each one of them has been carefully chosen - the two basic criteria being the literally quality and the condition of the book. They only store second hand books and besides loads of quality fiction, there are many interesting non-fiction sections which should be able to please just about everyone. And don't let the classy environment mislead you, the prices of the books are in fact very decent, mostly around 5Є for fiction.
The owner of this bookstore is definitely not a rookie in the bookstore business. During more than three decades of his bookseller experience, John Browner has worked in Barnes&Noble in NYC, managed a second hand bookstore in New Hampshire where he also opened his first own store called Johnnie’s Paperback Place. Later on, he moved to North Carolina where he opened one of the first bookstore/café places in the US, only to finally end up in Munich, where he opened the Munich Readery along with his wife Lisa in February 2006 on the corner of Augustenstraße and Schellingstraße.
The Munich Readery
Phone and Email:
089/121 92 403
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