This Mitte-based bookshop is an interior design masterpiece and has an outstanding selection of national and international magazines and coffee table books, ideal for fashion fiends and art or film buffs. The selection covers the subjects of art, design, interior design, travel and culture. All books are presented cover-to-front, giving the shop a distinct feeling of a gallery. Find fancy hardbacks, smart travel guides and cute trinkets here.
Soda. Books, Weinbergsweg 1, Berlin, Germany, +49 304 373 3700
Another gem of Mitte is the ‘Do you read me?!’ bookshop. Just like Soda., this store has an all-black interior design and also seems like an art gallery. They offer a very well-chosen selection of international contemporary magazines and reading material from 20 different countries. The selection covers topics raging from art, photography, design, fashion, architecture, culture, literature and music.
Do you read me?, Auguststrasse 28, Berlin, Germany, +49 306 954 9695
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.
Westberlin, Friedrichstrasse 215, Berlin, Germany, +49 302 592 2745
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