Where? Munich, Germany
[UPDATE: HUGENDUBEL BOOKSHP IS CLOSED AS OF JUNE 2012]
HOWEVER, SOME OTHER BRANCHES OF HUGENDUBEL STILL OPERATE
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Recommended by: Emily Rash
Hugendubel is a chain bookstore operating all over Germany. However, this specific Hugendubel bookstore at Salvatorplatz in Munich is their only location selling exclusively English books (there's another bookstore in Frankfurt with a considerable English section, but that one offers books in German as well). Its great advantage is the favorable location in the very center of the city, between the Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz. Hugendubel bookshop is definitely a great source of English literature in Munich, but it does have some bugs as well.
The offer of the bookstore is quite wide, ranging from fiction (mostly new releases and also classics), biographies, history or politics, to traveling, business, books for kids and audiobooks. Some visitors still find the offer of the bookstore to be limited and too “chain-store-like”. The other reproach made against Hugendubel is linked to the prices of the books. However, this is mostly due to the fact that books have a fixed price in Germany and you can't expect any radical deviations unless you decide to visit a second hand English bookstore.
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