In Berlin’s already pretty diverse landscape of independent book stores, She Said sits in a pretty sweet spot: Featuring books by female and queer authors only, it is just the kind of book store that was still missing. Certainly, there are many bookstore nowadays with a shelf for feminist or anti-discrimination literature. But She Said goes beyond that: Diversity rules – be it with regards to the carefully selected team members, the children books, novels, non-fiction books, magazines, stationary or coffee shop products.
No wonder the visitors of this special bookstore are willing to queue up ever since it opened its door in December 2020. In the age of Instagram, She Said has managed to create hype inside its community even before its official opening (delayed by construction work and the year of the pandemic).
The customized, colorful interior and great location right in between the hip districts of Neukölln and Kreuzberg certainly helped with making She Said the new go-to-place in town. Needless to say, everyone is welcome here – as long as they don’t mind finding a lot of titles and authors usually missing on bestseller lists.