ostPost is a small and cozy bookshop cum cultural centre located in a quiet residential street away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy parts of Friedrichshain, fittingly just a few blocks from Stalinist Karl-Marx-Allee.
As I’m always really interested in current and cultural affairs of many “Eastern” countries like Poland, Russia, and Romania, finding a place providing literature and cultural updates on roughly all countries east of Berlin was a real godsend. Not only does ostPost sell books ranging from crime, thriller and nonfiction to Russian classics like Tolstoy and Nabokov, they also offer language courses and facilitate contacts to translators. In addition, they’ve recently started offering cake, coffee and tea as well and host a fine selection of cultural events (see their website for more). Plus, they also rent out their shop as an event space and are always open to collaborations.
So, see you at the книжный магазин.