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In the past 12 years we had the pleasure to get to know a lot of the amazing people behind the magazines and publications we try to gather in our store for you, we have seen countless covers on our shelves and browsed myriads of pages. In News & Novelties we want to share some of our latest finds and conversations. Find inspiration in our reviews, enjoy some interviews with amazing people and get to know about our latest activities in Berlin and around the globe.

Foam #63 2023 - The Nourishing Issue

Foam #63

The Nourishing Issue
The aesthetically truly incredible magazine foam is always one step ahead in contemporary photography. The latest issue is all about food. But of course not in the way of a cooking magazine with recipes and so on. Rather, it's about using photography to explore what food means culturally and to society.⁠ ⁠ FOOD! The Nourishing Issue looks at what we are made of, focusing on the ways food drives us apart, brings us together and moves us further — all at the same time. Food fuels us, heals us and brings people together. Yet there is another side to food, which is more political and complex than it appears. Nourishment, ritual, sustainability, economy, labour, culture, ecology, community, exploitation, identity, politics: the collection of portfolios included in this issue are a testament to the variety of visual strategies addressing a few of such matters.⁠ Buy


Christoph Hänsli
Meticulously, Christoph Hänsli paints and works his way through 166 slices of a whole mortadella, and not only that, he paints each piece from the front and back. In the end, there are 332 pictures.⁠ ⁠ Approaching the essence of a sausage, the slowly changing pink constellations turn into an almost hypnotic universe of meditative mortadella mandalas.⁠ ⁠ This world of sliced sausage is accompanied by an exclusive text on Hänsli's work by the renowned British writer John Berger. Buy
Wild Animals Calendar

Wild Animals Calendar

These fluffy animals are sure to be a cute companion for the coming year. The playful and quirky creatures were created using a wet-on-wet technique in which liquid watercolours run freely over a painting ground moistened with a sponge. The artist Rop van Mierlo has always been fascinated by modern man's urge to tame nature. On the contrary, he wanted to create wild animals that he could not control. The wet-on-wet technique seemed perfect for Rop's concept, as it allows for chance. And now these soft but uncontrollable creatures are coming to help you take control of the year ahead. Sounds like a winning team to us! Buy
Berlin Drawings 2

Berlin Drawings 2

Stefan Marx
Berlin, our home and favourite city. Populated by strong characters, pigeons, open-minded hedonists, grumpy misfits, dogpiles, nightshade plants dressed in black, opinionated daydreamers - and simply the best people in the world. And who better to portray all these than Stefan Marx, scribbling all their uniqueness and characteristics in his notebook. On the train, in the park, at the Späti, in the supermarket, at the airport. Buy
One Ingredient Recipes

One Ingredient Recipes

Surprise Subscription #15
In our Surprise Subscription this month is a treat from the curious, charming publishing house Happy Potato Press. While we fell in love with all of Happy Potato’s creations immediately, we have to admit that the cheerful yellow cover of ‘One Ingredient Recipes’ in particular always brings a smile to our faces. And we thought perhaps it could do the same for you! More
Duck - Olivier Cablat


Olivier Cablat
⁠In 1930, duck farmer Martin Maurer from Flanders, Long Island, decided to build a huge shop in the shape of a duck to advertise and sell the Peking ducks he bred. But in this fantastic little book you will also find a fruit shop in the shape of an orange, a dog grooming salon in the shape of a dog, a supermarket in the shape of a shopping basket and a hot dog shop in the shape of a hot dog. Unlike other buildings, they are the literal embodiment of a thing itself, widely displaying their function rather than hiding it behind four austere walls.⁠ ⁠ It is a tribute to Learning from Las Vegas - a book that first highlighted these structures and changed the world of architecture, and a tribute to these buildings themselves that enchant our grey days and make us question these anonymous concrete and glass bricks. What might our built environment look like if we gave free rein to creativity and expression?⁠ Buy
You Run Around Town Like a Fool and You Think That It’s Groovy

You Run Around Town Like a Fool and You Think That It’s Groovy

2022 Calendar by Chantal Rens
We have noticed your calendar is about to run out of months! Chantal Rens can help you out with an animal themed pictorial, consisting of 13 iconic flat-backed beasts. This 2022’s calendar does make us look forward to the new year and will for sure help us braving up to any new wave of restriction. Things to be thankful for: the great outdoors, our pets and hard stuff. Tilburg based artist and publisher Chantal Rens has an other thing coming in 2022: look out for Pantofle press’ breathtaking follow-up of „You run around town like a fool and you think that it’s groovy“, which first volume was reviewed as „perhaps the most unnecessary but absolutely the most funny book of 2016“. Until then, get your kicks from this very fresh, all-analog, tongue-in-cheek, mother of all calendars for 2022! ⁠ Buy
Animal Books for Jaap, Zeno, Julian & Luca

Animal Books for Jaap, Zeno, Julian & Luca

Lous Martens
Composed of pictures of animals clipped from magazines and newspapers, stamps and photos from advertising pamphlets, Lous Martens' new book is a symbol of family devotion before anything else. “Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals that I had clipped from newspapers and magazines about art, literature and science. Plus stamps and photos from advertising brochures. Then Zeno was born and the same thing happened: an animal book for Zeno. Now I was working on two books at once. Then came Anna. Julian. Luca. At this point, there were five books-in-the-making on the table. And none of those five are finished yet. The children, as well as myself, enjoy seeing the small, ever-evolving changes. The additions. These books were never intended for the outside world where I had found all the pictures. Never intended to be published. Now they lie here, grouped into one big book, because others have convinced me it’s what they deserve.”⁠ ⁠ Buy
The New Yorker without The New Yorker

The New Yorker without The New Yorker

Martijn in't Veld
In 2021 Martijn in't Veld made a series of illustrations for The New Yorker about books and vegetables. Nothing ever happened to them. He doesn't know why. In any case these images ended up expiring in a digital vegetable drawer somewhere in a fridge-shaped Manhattan skyscraper. This made Martijn in't Veld a bit sad. And because he doesn't like to throw away food he simply decided to cook up a New Yorker without The New Yorker!⁠ ⁠ Bon appetit!⁠ ⁠ Buy
Burnt Words

Burnt Words

Martijn in't Veld
This is a story entirely written in burnt matches. The longer the word, the longer the match. It is a story about big and small fires, love, death, intrigue and plenty of blisters.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ The odd typeface in which it was encoded was developed by Martijn in't Veld and Johannes Lang through OpenType code whose ligature feature looks for the length of the typed word and replaces it with one of up to ten matches of the respective word length. Besides dozens of burnt matches—long, short, scorched or badly burnt—the character set includes two lighters and some extra long safety matches. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Happy reading. Don’t burn your fingers.⁠⁠ ⁠ Buy
Dating & Other Hobbies - Cat Hepburn

Dating & Other Hobbies

Cat Hepburn
We love Cat Hepburn's unashamed and hilarious writing! It screams with authenticity and makes her observations on Millennial culture palpable. From regrettable one-night stands to "ghosting" - no stone is left unturned. Illuminating the nuances of human relationships and interactions in a world of digital dating and sexual exploration, Dating & Other Hobbies is a unique celebration of early adulthood and all the beautiful mess it brings. Buy
My Father's Legs - Sara Perovic

My Father’s Legs

Sara Perovic
“I fell in love with your father because of his beautiful legs.” Sara Perovic often heard this sentence as a child. When she went through the family photos, she noticed that her father was mainly photographed playing tennis. After all, that's what he spent most of his time and thoughts on. His obsession with the sport hindered his attention to her as a child, she reflected. And now the story could repeat itself with her daughter's father, who also has beautiful tennis legs.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ‘My Father’s Legs’, a little book of photos of her father's and partner's legs in tennis positions, detached from the rest of the body, is not only weirdly beautiful, but also visualises the search for a deeper connection and understanding.⁠⠀ ⁠ Buy