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Berlin is famous for its celebration of literature, and for native English speakers, there are a number of fantastic bookshops in the city where you can buy your next novel or literary tome. From the cosy and eclectic, to the chic and modern, this guide explores the best new and used English bookstores in Berlin.
As the number of Berlin residents who speak English as their first language continues to grow, so too do the numerous shops and facilities that cater to the community. Also ideal for the many English-speaking visitors to Berlin, the city offers a range of bookstores selling English-language literature. Culture Trip has pulled together the top new and used English-language bookshops to check out in Berlin.
Nestled in Kreuzkölln, the highly coveted neighbourhood on the border of Neukölln and Kreuzberg, The Berlin Book Nook is a tiny bookstore with a big heart. Renowned for giving great suggestions, it’s worth venturing here to pick the staff’s brains for recommendations. Packed floor-to-ceiling with used books, it’s impossible to leave here empty-handed, or at least without the intention of coming back. The owners have now also opened a sister shop in Wedding, if you’re located closer to the city’s north.
This is an updated version of a story originally created by Fabienne Lang.