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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.

Holiday #382

Holiday #382

Bhutan
The latest issue of Holiday Magazine is about the mystical state of Bhutan. Laying between the giants China and India, the small state is fast overlooked. But with its pristine heights, enchanting villages, untouched nature, and, unique culture it is one of the places where true travel is still possible. Holiday Magazine shows Bhutan through alluring photographs and stories about the solitary summits of the Himalayas and Bhutans love for archery, as the means of expression for the Bhutanese soul. The editor's letter sums it up in one sentence: "This is a real journey, the kind that proves there is such a thing as an elsewhere." Buy
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. Buy
Flaneur #7

Flaneur #7

Treze de Maio - Sao Paulo
From the detailed reality of one street to crafting a story that resonates universally, is what Flaneur is all about. One street, one issue, story after story. This time, it’s the street of Treze de Maio in São Paulo named after the day slavery was abolished in Brazil back in 1888. Double-sized and decidedly the most satisfying to date, issue number 7 passes a series of accounts excavated from the daytoday lives of the street’s residents, passers-by and shop owners in poetical texts, photographs, collages and drawings. Layer upon layer, Flaneur patiently tells us about the street’s concerns, fears, joys, and the activities of its artists along those of its butchers and aged grandmothers. Buy
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. Buy