Update, Shakespeare and Sons closed its Prenzlauer doors and moved to Friedrichshain.
Imagine your favorite book store, what would it look like? Of course it would have the variety, the well selected presentation tables with books you want to read immediately, rows and rows of interesting readables etc. Would it also have comfortable grandma-style chairs? Yes? And even more of that so everyone could start reading new found favorites immediately? Yes? And now imagine it also had a coffee bar with delicious bagels and cakes and other treats to make your stay even better? That would be the best, basically? Shakespeare & Sons has all of this, no exaggeration necessary. Welcome to bibliophile’s heaven.
In between all the English and French, used as well as new books, a small café serves bagels, cakes, teas, coffee and cake. I especially enjoyed the dark rye bagels with just the right amount of caraway, served with fresh cheese and a delicious cup of tea. Followed by a vegan chocolate-cheese-cake made with tofu. Because, reading makes you (me) hungry.
The atmosphere is what makes this book store special, the well set lighting and the great choice of books will make you stay longer than you planned. Considering they also hold events like book presentations and talks, this might become your new favorite hang-out.