Gift-giving is an art, no doubt. But when you’re tasked with finding a gift for a tricky friend, inspiration can run a little short. A book as a present might sound a little bit boring; but these bookshops in Berlin’s Mitte have publications that will prove you wrong. They all have fantastic selections of well-known and not-so-well-known books, magazines and beautiful coffee table publications. Also, all shops have an inviting and cozy atmosphere and some of them even have an extravagant interior design and a coffee shop to relax and read in. They are definitely worth visiting, even if you are not looking for a special present but something to spoil yourself with.
Westberlin just opened its doors this year. It is not only a media shop with great publications, but it’s also a café. You can browse through the magazines and enjoy a coffee or snack while reading your newly-bought read, which provides a little bit of respite from hectic Mitte buzzing outside. Westberlin is located at busy Friedrichstrasse, close to Checkpoint Charlie, and is also a great hideaway after a stressful shopping day.
Located in the beautiful area of Hackescher Markt in Mitte is this great bookshop. They do not only sell publications, but also a selection of the finest design products, and many of them have been created by the designers and artists form the publications sold in the store. They also have special events where they showcase new books and offer graphic design and typography workshops, which can also be a cool Christmas present.
Gestalten Space, Sophienstrasse 21, Berlin, Germany, +49 302 021 5821