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Saint George's Bookshop
It's always heartening to see a bookshop thrive in the Digital Age. But then, Saint George's isn't your average bookworm haven. In fact, with its mind-boggling selection, fair prices, living-room... Read More
It's always heartening to see a bookshop thrive in the Digital Age. But then, Saint George's isn't your average bookworm haven. In fact, with its mind-boggling selection, fair prices, living-room atmosphere and keen staff, it's a stand-out among the growing number of English-language bookshops in Berlin, both in terms of quality and longevity. Founded by twin brothers Paul and Daniel Gurner in 2003, the store caters as much to English-speaking expats as to Germans wanting to read Faulkner or Grisham in the original. It's easy to lose track of time browsing the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves or taking a tome for a test-read huddled into a comfy sofa. The selection includes plenty of rare and out-of-print books as well as literature by foreign authors translated into English. Most volumes are second-hand.
- Best Shopping: "If you can't find the book you're after, ask for it to be ordered before 5pm and pick it up the next day. They also have a cool buy-back program where you get 50% store credit for bringing back any used book you bought here. Free Wi-Fi, too."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: The 'mother' of Berlin's English-language bookstores is a bibliophile's gem.