Tucked away in the charming neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, Saint George’s English Bookstore is a true gem for book lovers. With an inventory of 30,000 mostly used books, it offers a vast selection of contemporary American and British titles that would satisfy even the most discerning reader.
The moment you step inside Saint George’s, you’re greeted by ceiling-high shelving packed with books and the unmistakable old-world charm of a British bookstore. The bookstore exudes a no-fuss vibe, complemented by the friendly yet endearingly dour personality of its owner, Paul Gurner.
The store’s organization stands out. The books are neatly categorized by themes or the author’s last name, making the process of finding your next read a breeze. Whether you’re a fan of science fiction, fantasy, or classical literature, Saint George’s has you covered. Customers have expressed particular appreciation for the well-curated sci-fi and fantasy section and the large fiction collection.
But what truly sets Saint George’s apart is the atmosphere. The creaky floors, the inviting Chesterfield couch, and the warm greeting from the owner all contribute to a delightful browsing experience. And if you’re lucky, you might find a classic in the trunk of sale books by the entrance, priced at just 1€!
Saint George’s English Bookstore goes beyond just selling books. It’s a place that encourages the love of reading and the sharing of stories. It’s the kind of place where you walk out not just with a bag of books, but also with free bookmarks, a smile, and a fond “enjoy” bid from the owner.
So if you’re in Berlin and looking for a good read, make sure to pay a visit to Saint George’s English Bookstore. It’s an experience that every book lover should have.