The crossover of art and literature is the theme at Pep + No Name. This photo gallery and bookshop can be found in a nice Old Town alley. The exhibitions are small and tasteful, and a large part of the bookshop is devoted to photography. Also, Pep + No Name is one of the few bookshops in Basel with a good popular music section. Whatever be your interests, art, literature, photography or music, Pep + No Name has a great selection for you.
Buying an instrument can be a life-changing decision. Should you get a saxophone or a horn? The staff of Musik Hug will help you make the right decision. They'll even re-tune the old piano in your living room. Anyone looking for classical music has a wide choice here. Do you want Mahler's Fifth conducted rather by Bernstein or by Levine? Whether you go for one of the two mentioned options or not, you're guaranteed to find something to please you here.
Bider and Tanner help travelers to America, Africa, or Asia with maps, travel guides and all kinds of information. Of course, they also have a wide range of other books as well and the excellent service ensures that you'll find the right book quickly. It's also useful to note that they also have Basel's largest selection of English language books. Most small towns in Britain would be pleased with their stock.