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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] Here at do you read me?!, we are blessed with all sorts of interesting customers. Tourists from all over the world in search of unusual publications (and lots of tote bags); awkward couples on obvious first dates searching our shelves for books as well as a basic thread of conversation; the occasional gigantic dog roaming in with its owner and promptly sprawling over a sizable section of our little shop. But in the end, nothing tops the simple pleasure of seeing a customer derive visible, almost tactile joy, when they finally hold the latest issue of their favourite magazine in their hands. This month’s installment of our Surprise Subscription is a prime example of this particular phenomenon. We are excited to share with you… Real Review!  

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] In light of the recent presidential election in France–whose results further reflect the deepening political polarization throughout Europe and the Western world as a whole–we thought that Rejected: Designs for the European Flag would be a timely choice for this month’s installment of our Surprise Subscription. More
[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] For a long time, the terms fashion and sustainability seemed contradictory. If anything, sustainably produced garments were clothes - but never fashion. Fortunately, the world has changed since then and there is now a new generation that no longer separates style and responsibility. The Lissome is a brainchild of this generation. More
[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] 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! This Is Not A Commercial - Art by Veli & Ramos

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] In this month’s instalment of our Surprise Subscription, we are super excited to present the new issue of one of our all-time favourites - the fantastic Record Culture Magazine! Karl Henkell, editor-in-chief of Record, thought of something special for us: a curated playlist to go along with this issue. Take a listen while you read our review!     Record, published twice a year, takes a deceptively simple format - long-form interviews accompanied by photos - and elevates it by the quality and integrity of its contributors. The magazine’s mission is to shine a light on the people intrinsic to niche music communities around the world, and it delivers every time.

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] It’s a new year, and with it comes a new installment of our Surprise Subscription. This month, we bring you the very first issue of the new publication from the makers of Kajet Journal: introducing ‘The Future Of…’

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] We all have an idea, when we travel there, of what a particular city is really like, or at least what it should be like: we picture Venice without all the tourists, Paris without the graffiti, London without the painfully-expensive ticket prices on the Tube. But those things are part of the truth of the place, aren’t they? And to deny them is to deny the reality of our lived experience of the world. Which is where Desired Landscapes comes in.

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] Last month’s Surprise was a fluffy, fuzzy treat for the eyes. So for November, we thought we’d change it up a bit, with a challenge for the brain courtesy of DNA - Das Neue Alphabet/The New Alphabet!

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] This month is a special month. Because we’ve decided to expand the features of our surprise subscription away from “just” magazines to everything the incredible world of independent publishing has to offer. And we’ve found just the right publication to start with! This book, disguised as a zine, offers a soft transition. And when we say soft, we mean sooooft. Because it is filled with all kinds of the fluffiest animals. 

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[vc_row][vc_column width='1/5'][/vc_column][vc_column width='3/5'] Dive with us and Miruna Sorescu this month into the monochromatic world of Sindroms magazine! With each issue, Sindroms explores one colour - visually, emotionally and theoretically.

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