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In the past 10 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 Novelties & 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.

Gossamer #1 2018 - High Quality

Gossamer #1 2018

High Quality
If you ask its creators what Gossamer is about, they’d reply that before being a magazine, a website and an Instagram feed, they think about it in terms of who it is for. “Discerning and curious individuals” they say, “who happen to smoke weed or who are open-minded enough to hang out with people who do.” This includes all the writers, photographers and creators who contribute to this first issue. For this, Gossamer unveils an array of stories including one about a secret hotel, the strange world of fake food and a story about a fin-de-siècle heiress who shattered a glass ceiling with dinosaur bones. 
A Formal Film in Nine Episodes

A Formal Film in Nine Episodes

Prologue and Epilogue - Mario Pfeifer
Grandmother India and Markus Weisbeck/Surface release ‘A Formal Film in Nine Episodes’ by artist Mario Pfeifer. It’s part of Pfeifer’s film project of the same name. A critical reader publication, the ensemble of the book describes the contemporary Asian Metropolis from anthropological perspectives on the Greater Mumbai. In beautiful aesthetics it revisits the film’s intercultural, political, urban and film-historic themes, unveiling issues of class, dramatic urban changes and attitudes toward the ritual and the symbolic. More than words on paper, the pages and overall production design of this book simulate the film itself, using English and Hindi, three different printing techniques, and original colouring realised with the help of local printers and manufacturers.
The Long 1980s

The Long 1980s

Constellations of Art, Politics and Identities
The 1980s, a decade of decadence, innovation and social movements, the repercussions of which are still felt today. In the UK and the USA, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan respectively buckled down on redrafting neo-liberal economic policies, while the Soviet Union was brewing its own demise toward the fall of the Berlin wall. New prospects of political activism opened with the rise of feminism, environmentalism, queer and postcolonial politics. This book focuses on case studies portraying various stories, facsimiles, and images from various spheres of the 80s cultural mark. Some of the texts are translated to English for the first time. They talk about squatting, Black filmmaking, the rights movements, the radical democrats in Turkey, petitions, feminism in Spain, the birth of the gay scene in Slovenia, and, thoughts on how being called a lunatic should be seen as a compliment.
Holiday #381 2018

Holiday #381 2018

Jerusalem
Holiday’s Issue 381 is out. This legendary title has already had big shots like Truman Capote, Graham Green and Jack Kerouac supplying its pages with prime content. The current issue explores Jerusalem, the city, the symbol and the fantasy. Featuring an interview with French Historian Vincent Lemire in which he answers the question “what is Jerusalem?”. Holiday also shares perspectives on the city’s holy botanicals, speaks about the first Israeli institution devoted to figurative painting: the Jerusalem Studio School, walks into what is arguably the most beautiful place to stay in, and shows how Palestinians and Israelis were brought together around simple backgammon tables.