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They say history is written by winners, dusty and dry, while saying little or nothing about the everyday lives and futures of those who were affected by the events. "Das Jahr 1990 freilegen" published by one of our most beloved publishers, spector books, proves in grand manner how to do it differently. After the editor Jan Wenzel spent one year looking for any photo, video, interview, protocol, diary, letter, he could possibly find, dated back to 1990, he came to the conclusion: Why writing another book, when everything is already there? Given the size of the book: there is a lot to tell! This chronic is an enormous valuable testimony of a year which is characterised by disorientation, confusion and over-abundance by the wealth of 1989. While the latter is known pretty well when the impossible became possible: David Hasselhof comes to Berlin, makes a stopover at the Berlin Wall and offers his hit "Looking for Freedom" at its best – at least that's what The Hof thinks...

We warmly invite you to discover with us the first issue of Lissome. A reading soundtracked by live music will guide you into the conscious, calm, and gracious world of Lissome.⁠ So if you are interested in New Years resolutions which are not solely existing in order to break them but actually transform the way we live as well as re-imagine our role as humans in an endangered ecosystem we are happy to see you on Tuesday the 21.01.2020 at 6.30 pm in our store in Auguststraße 28, Berlin-Mitte⁠. If that doesn't sound like a good start for this year...

We warmly invite you to the launch of Matto #3. Our last event of the year 2019 presents to you the beautiful and rather new publication Matto - a Paris-based biannual magazine on contemporary art, featuring studio visits and conversations with artists and designers, focused on highlighting those whose creative authenticity translates seamlessly into their own radical craft. In their third issue they also feature two beloved Berliners - fashion designer Kostas Murkudis and photographer Thomas Hauser. The latter will come around as well. So swirl by and check out this striking new star on the sky of independent publishing, drink a beer or tea or just hang out before you all head home for Christmas.   Starting at 6pm December 18th Auguststraße 28, 10117 Berlin ...

Because all good things come in threes, we have one more dazzling event for November to announce: the ladies of the Berlin based magazine Almost 30 will swing by to read a bit from their Value issue. Frankly, your biological age doesn't have to be 30 to join us. Since nobody really knows what it actually means to be a grown-up, we think it's best to listen to what it feels like – from day to day - with all its challenges, doubts and beauty. And in case, you're wondering what the new decade will bring - no worries, the magical Lori Haberkorn (Empowerment & Moon Coach) will read the tarot cards for you. When? 7pm, Thursday, 28th of November! Where? Right here in our little shop! What to bring? Frankly, just yourself – and maybe some friends!...

Oh girls and boys, we just can't get enough of this guy! The one and only – Stefan Marx – is coming back again. This time he will happily sign his latest book 'Berlin Drawings' for us. It is no secret that Stefan Marx finally moved to Berlin about one and a half years ago and luckily, scribbled down his experience of the capital's hurly-burly and its charismatic inhabitants. Charming as ever, this little book in pink is for Stefan Marx lovers (as we are), Berlin lovers, and for everybody who planned to do her or his Christmas shopping before the 23rd this year! When? 5pm, Saturday, 23rd of November! Where? Right here in our little shop! What to bring? Frankly, just yourself – and maybe some friends!...

What a blast! Tissue Magazine is back!!! Our friends behind the notorious magazine took their print sabbatical rather seriously. After nearly 5 years N°666 will be finally launched in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Kiev and – surprise, surprise – at do you read me?!⁠ One thing is for sure: The waiting was worthwhile! This issue comes with contributions from Wolfgang Tillmans, Jonathan Messe, among many others, while spotlighting quintessential topics as depression, cryptomining, sauna trance, free radicals and asexuality. In case you want to be one of the lucky few ones and get a copy of this limited edition of only 666 in your fingers, you better drop by and celebrate with us!⁠ ⁠ When? 7pm, Saturday, 16th of November! Where? Right here in our little shop! What to bring? Frankly, just yourself - and maybe some friends! In case you can't be there: pre-order your copy here!...

How much square meters does one need to open a gallery? For curator and visual artist, Eric Emery, 20 m² were exactly about right. 'About a Square. Ten Years of site-specific exhibitions at zqm' visualizes the transformative journey of a tiny exhibition space in Berlin named 'zqm'. The acronym - meaning twenty square meters - stands for a dimensional pre-condition which was taken, from the very first exhibition by Leo 'Kicking Over an Andy Goldworthy Sculpture'  - and ever since - as a possibility rather than a limitation. Graphic designer Julie Joliat got invited to continue the tradition of young artists to curatorial create something out of a white blank. Her Carte Blanche turned out to be an artwork itself. With page numbers dancing out of the line, wildly composed visual references, a long interview between Ascanio Cecco and Eric Emery, this book is an experimental laboratory, to which luckily, none of the standard norms of an exhibition catalogue can be applied. Nor does it foster conventional ways of thinking. In summary, it's not the worst idea to survey your terrain in order to think out of the box - no matter how small it is. Buy...

Much has been said about Berlin's notorious art scene since the Berlin wall came down. 30 years later fairs, museums, galleries, and private collections are opening their doors between the 11th - 15th of September for the 8th Berlin Art Week. Under the motto 'Berlin: Where are we now?' the once acclaimed art capital proves once again that despite its criticised lost freedom in favour of commercialisation this year's Berlin Art Week is anything but dusty. As always, we are open too and more than happy to see you drop by in our little Shop located in-between all the galleries in Auguststrasse. With a little help of the art muse's patronage we curated some books and magazines for you to get fully immersed into this years Berlin Art Week. ...

Everyone who is keen on not-just-another-ordinary-launch-party swing by at the HKW for the very first Flaneur Festival celebrating their eighth issue ‘Kangding Road/Wanda Road - Taipei’ from August 31st, 11 am until September 01st, 7.30 am. Within these 20.5 hours you'll get the chance to participate at artist Zo Lin's extended weed-processing workshop from collecting to classifying and preparing a traditional tea ceremony, you can follow artist Snow Huang's sound walk through the Tiergarten listening to hitherto unheard letters of victims of the ‘White Terror’, join the discussions about publishing as a tool of activism within and beyond Taiwan's democracy movements, or have a singsong with queer video and performer artist Cheng-Ta Yu at Shasha's Piano Bar...

Michael De Feo aka the ‘Flower Guy’ is coming to town and we’ll warmly invite you to join us on the 29th of May to our little shop in Auguststrasse 28. While we’ll indulge ourselves in the good, ‘old-school’ time, Michael will be so kind and sign some books and talk about his flower projects, from the very beginning as a street artist in the early 1990s to his latest intervention with fine art. As you (probably) know we are infamous for our limited space so please submit that you are coming here! We look forward to seeing you there! For everybody who is as curious as we are, we had the fortune to ask Michael some questions beforehand: More