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Pro qm is a bookshop with focus on design, art, pop architecture together with books revolving around politics and economy. From it's opening in 1999, the bookshop has cooperated with art institutes and you can find small Pro qm bookshops on big art events and in museums throughout Berlin and Germany. With their big variety and knowledge, this shop is heaven on earth for book lovers and art enthusiasts. The shop offers a calm and quiet setting for leisurely surfing through books.
If reading magazines to you means catching up on Paris Hilton’s latest social misstep, then this might not be your kind of store. At do you read me?! you’ll find a carefully culled selection of some of the best magazines in the world for art, fashion, design and the likes. However, if you’re somewhat behind the cutting edge of cultural theory, as most are, there are still numerous photography and art magazines with loads of lovely pictures waiting for you on the shelves. The prices here are a bit steeper than at your average newsstand, but that’s just the going rate for the crème de la crème.
Founded during the early days of the gay rights movement, Germany's first gay bookshop has developed into a comprehensive bookstore for sexual minorities in general. Customers will find novels, poetry, travel literature and much more amongst the shop's 12,000 different books. The staff is knowledgeable and charming and will help you find the book you're looking for. One of the most prestigious gay bookstores in the world, Prinz Eisenherz Buchladen moved to its current location on Motzstraße in November 2013.
Situated in a beautiful Renaissance-style villa just a stone's throw from busy Kurfürstendamm, Literaturhaus (House of Literature) is a peaceful haven in the hectic western city center. A bookshop occupies the basement and a coffee house, Wintergarten Cafe is situated on the ground floor, where lovers and friends sit and sip coffee before exploring the contents of the museum. The Literaturhaus itself occupies the rest of the building. This well-known literary institution is a meeting place for writers and organizes regular literary events such as readings, lectures and discussions.