Nerys Hudson

Holiday gift buyers in Berlin may notice that they’re just as likely to stop into the local corner bookshop as to seek out gifts on Amazon. But why is that? Thanks to a 125-year-old agreement-turned-law, independent booksellers in Germany thrive! Read more


Some 164 authors from 47 countries in 185 events: Berlin’s International Literature Festival (ILB, Sep 4-15) is the cacophonous antidote to reading alone in your room. We combed through the programme of the 13th edition – here are our picks. Read more

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